Pravrajita: 9 definitions

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Pravrajita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Pravrajitā (प्रव्रजिता) is another name for Śrāvaṇī, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.17-18 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Pravrajitā and Śrāvaṇī, there are a total of eight Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pravrajita.—(CII 1; LL), a Buddhist monk; an ascetic. Note: pravrajita is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Pravrajitā.—(LL), a Buddhist nun. Note: pravrajitā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pravrajita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pravrajita (प्रव्रजित).—p. p.

1) Gone abroad or into exile.

2) Turned a recluse.

-taḥ 1 A religious mendicant or ascetic in general.

2) Especially, a Brāhmaṇa who has entered on the fourth (bhikṣu) order.

3) The pupil of a Jaina or Buddhist mendicant.

-tā 1 A female ascetic.

2) A spikenard.

-tam Turning a recluse, the life of a religious mendicant.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pravrajita (प्रव्रजित).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. An ascetic or mendicant. 2. The pupil, or attendant of a Jaina or Bauddha mendicant. f.

(-tā) 1. A female devotee or ascetic. 2. Spikenard, (Valeriana Jatamansi) 3. A plant, commonly Mundiri, (Sphœranthus molis.) n.

(-taṃ) The life of an ascetic. E. pra before, vraj to go, aff. kta .

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

Pravrajita (प्रव्रजित).—[adjective] gone abroad; [masculine] religious mendicant, ascetic.

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

1) Pravrajita (प्रव्रजित):—[=pra-vrajita] [from pra-vrajana > pra-vraj] mfn. gone astray or abroad, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 2-3, 38]

2) [v.s. ...] run away (said of horses), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] (also with vanam) one who has left home to become a religious mendicant or (with Jainas) to become a monk, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a religious mendicant or a monk, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira; Suśruta]

5) Pravrajitā (प्रव्रजिता):—[=pra-vrajitā] [from pra-vrajita > pra-vrajana > pra-vraj] f. a female ascetic or a nun, [Yājñavalkya; Varāha-mihira; Kādambarī; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] Nardostachys Jatamansi, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] another plant (muṇḍīrī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Pravrajita (प्रव्रजित):—[=pra-vrajita] [from pra-vrajana > pra-vraj] n. the life of a religious mendicant, [Mahābhārata]

9) Pravrājita (प्रव्राजित):—[=pra-vrājita] [from pra-vrāj > pra-vraj] mfn. become a monk, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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