Pravraj, Pravrāj: 6 definitions


Pravraj means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pravraj (प्रव्रज्).—1 P.

1) To go into exile.

2) To renounce all worldly attachments, enter on the fourth stage in life, i. e. to become a Saṃnyāsin; आत्मन्यग्नीन् समारोप्य ब्राह्मणः प्रव्रजेद् गृहात् (ātmanyagnīn samāropya brāhmaṇaḥ pravrajed gṛhāt) Manusmṛti 6.38;8.363. -Caus.

1) To banish, send into exile.

2) To compel to become a monk.

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Pravrāj (प्रव्राज्).—m., [pravrājakaḥ] A religious mendicant, recluse.

-jikā A female ascetic.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pravrāj (प्रव्राज्).—[masculine] religious mendicant.

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Pravraj (प्रव्रज्).—march forth, go to, wander ( = [preceding]).

Pravraj is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and vraj (व्रज्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pravraj (प्रव्रज्):—[=pra-√vraj] [Parasmaipada] -vrajati, to go forth, proceed, depart from ([ablative]), set out for, go to ([accusative] [locative case] or [dative case]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to leave home and wander forth as an ascetic mendicant, [???; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

— (with Jainas) to become a monk, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan] :

—[Causal] -vrājayati ([wrong reading] -vraj), to send into exile, banish from ([ablative]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.;

—to compel any one to wander forth as an ascetic mendicant or to become a monk, [Mahābhārata; Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

2) Pravrāj (प्रव्राज्):—[=pra-vrāj] [from pra-vraj] m. a religious mendicant, [Varāha-mihira; Kathāsaritsāgara]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pravraj (प्रव्रज्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavvaya.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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