Pravriddhi, Pravṛddhi: 10 definitions


Pravriddhi 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.

The Sanskrit term Pravṛddhi can be transliterated into English as Pravrddhi or Pravriddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Pravriddhi in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Pravṛddhi (प्रवृद्धि) refers to an “increase” (i.e., of health), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 7), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If Mercury (Budha) should pass through the constellations of Svāti, Bharaṇi, Roniṇi and Kṛttikā, sacred respectively to Vāyu, to Yama, to Pitāmaha and to Agni, his course is technically known as Prākṛta. [...] When Mercury is in his Prākṛta course, there will be increase of health, of rain, of crops [i.e., ārogya-vṛṣṭi-sasya-pravṛddhi] and there will be prosperity in the land. If he should be either in his Saṃkṣipta or Miśra course, mankind will be partly happy and partly miserable. When in his remaining four courses, Mercury brings on adversity”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pravṛddhi (प्रवृद्धि).—f.

1) Increase, growth; श्मश्रुप्रवृद्धिः (śmaśrupravṛddhiḥ) R.13.71; प्रवृद्धौ हीयते चन्द्रः (pravṛddhau hīyate candraḥ) 17.71.

2) Rise, prosperity, preferment, promotion, elevation.

Derivable forms: pravṛddhiḥ (प्रवृद्धिः).

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

Pravṛddhi (प्रवृद्धि).—f.

(-ddhiḥ) 1. Increase, growth. 2. Prosperity, preferment, promotion.

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

Pravṛddhi (प्रवृद्धि).—i. e. pra-vṛdh + ti, f. 1. Growing, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 13, 71. 2. Elevation, prosperity, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 388.

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

Pravṛddhi (प्रवृद्धि).—[feminine] growth, increase, prosperity, welfare.

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

1) Pravṛddhi (प्रवृद्धि):—[=pra-vṛddhi] [from pra-vṛddha > pra-vṛdh] f. growth, increase, [Varāha-mihira; Kālidāsa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] rising, rise (arghasya, ‘of price’), [Varāha-mihira]

3) [v.s. ...] prosperity, increasing welfare, rising in rank or reputation, [ib.; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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

Pravṛddhi (प्रवृद्धि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavuḍḍha.

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Pravriddhi in German

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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»] — Pravriddhi in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pravṛddhi (ಪ್ರವೃದ್ಧಿ):—[noun] a developing or being developed; develolpment.

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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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