Pravishya, Praviśya, Pra-vishya: 4 definitions


Pravishya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Praviśya can be transliterated into English as Pravisya or Pravishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Praviśya (प्रविश्य) refers to “entering into” (the temple), according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “An abnormal modification caused by a aggressive ritual against Kings, occurring at the improper time, dreadful and all-reaching, is characterized by the these signs: [...] frightful jackals enter unimpeded (praviśya) the innermost of the temple and howl loudly at the [morning and evening] twilights, when the sky is lit up; enemies proud of their strength besiege the King’s [capital] city; [...] from such and other signs he should understand that the enemy is performing a aggressive ritual”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pravishya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Praviśya (प्रविश्य) or Sampraviśya refers to “entering (the enclosure where the altar had been built)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O sage, urged by me, the priest carried out the auspicious rites relevant to the context after entering (sampraviśya) the enclosure where the altar had been built along with Himavat. Pārvatī. bedecked in all her ornaments was seated as the bride. She was seated over the raised platform and Śiva was led along with Viṣṇu and me. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pravishya in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Praviśya (प्रविश्य) refers to “having entered (the universe)”, according to verse 6.21.14 of the Mokṣopāya.—Accordingly, as Bhuśuṇḍa said to Vasiṣṭha: “[...] When [mount] Meru and the rest have dissolved into the world and become one ocean, then, having performed concentration on the wind element, I remain with my mind steady. Having attained the further shore of the universe in a pure state at the end of the elements, I remain because of the immovable state of my deep [meditative] sleep, until Brahmā is again intent upon the act of creation. Then, having entered (praviśya) the universe, I remain in the sky. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Pravishya in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Pravishya in India is the name of a plant defined with Haldina cordifolia in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nauclea sterculiifolia A. Rich. ex DC.) (Adina Salisb., from the Greek adinos ‘clustered, plentiful, crowded’, referring to the clustered flowers. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Genera Plantarum (1873)
· Plants of the Coast of Coromandel (1795)
· Blumea (1978)
· The Paradisus Londinensis (1807)
· Forest Fl. N.W. India (1874)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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