Pravriddha: 10 definitions


Pravriddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Pravṛddha (प्रवृद्ध) refers to “having grown to maturity”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 4.5cd-6, while describing the purification process of the initiand]—“Conceived means taking root in various bodies, janana is to be born out of that, adhikāra is the success of those who have grown to maturity (pravṛddha) and are suitable to experience bhoga. He’s qualified to achieve karma, i.e., he can acquire its ability to bring about enjoyment matured by the great power of the mantras. It takes the form of being ready to perform results. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

Pravriddha was a king of the Solar dynasty, the son of Kakutstha, and an ancestor of Rama. Once, he angered his perceptor Vasishta, who cursed him. Pravriddha wanted to curse him back, and took water from his vessel for that purpose. However, his queen Madayanti restrained him. The magical water fell on his feet, that became blemished as a result. From that day, he was known as Kalmashapada ('one of blemished feet').

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pravriddha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pravṛddha (प्रवृद्ध).—p S Full-grown. 2 Expanded, diffused, enlarged, increased, lit. fig.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pravṛddha (प्रवृद्ध).—p. p.

1) Full-grown.

2) Increased, augmented, expanded, enlarged; प्रवृद्धं यद् वैरं मम खलु शिशोरेव कुरुभिः (pravṛddhaṃ yad vairaṃ mama khalu śiśoreva kurubhiḥ) Ve.1.1.

3) Full, deep.

4) Haughty, arrogant.

5) Violent.

6) Large.

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

Pravṛddha (प्रवृद्ध).—mfn.

(-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) 1. Full grown. 2. Expanded, diffused, spread abroad or dispersed. 3. Swollen, (as a river.) 4. Full, deep, (as a sigh.) 5. Haughty, arrogant. E. pra before, vṛddh to increase or grow, aff. kta .

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

Pravṛddha (प्रवृद्ध).—[adjective] grown up, adult, developed, mature; strong, great, large, high, mighty, old.

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

1) Pravṛddha (प्रवृद्ध):—[=pra-vṛddha] [from pra-vṛdh] mfn. grown up, fully developed, increased, augmented, intense, vehement, great, numerous, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] swollen, heaving, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kālidāsa]

3) [v.s. ...] risen to wealth or power, prosperous, mighty, strong, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira]

4) [v.s. ...] (also with vayasā) advanced in age, grown old, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] expanded, diffused, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] full, deep (as a sigh), [ib.]

7) [v.s. ...] haughty, arrogant, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

8) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for pra-vṛtta, -viddha, -buddha.

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

Pravṛddha (प्रवृद्ध):—[pra-vṛddha] (ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) a. Full grown; dispersed; swollen; deep.

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

Pravṛddha (प्रवृद्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pavaḍḍha, Pabuḍḍha, Pavviddha.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pravriddha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pravṛddha (ಪ್ರವೃದ್ಧ):—

1) [adjective] grown; developed; evolved.

2) [adjective] that has become or is characterised by excess.

3) [adjective] full of undue pride and self-importance; overbearing; arrogant.

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Pravṛddha (ಪ್ರವೃದ್ಧ):—

1) [noun] that which is grown, developed or evolved (esp. in a natural course).

2) [noun] (dance.) a breathing out with an audible sound (as in expressing sorrow, pain, etc.).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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