Prayatri, Prayātṛ, Pra-yatri: 2 definitions


Prayatri 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 Prayātṛ can be transliterated into English as Prayatr or Prayatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Prayātṛ (प्रयातृ) (or prayātā) refers to “that which has gone forth” (projected out from the Bliss of our union), according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly: “[...] Having seen and conceived (my) own Śakti and become blissful (thereby), (my) radiance, consisting of (both) Kula and Akula, is the fire offering of divine energy which is Akula that has gone forth (prayātṛ) (projected out from the) Bliss (of our union) along the Path of the Void. (Thus) Mitranātha, whose qualities resemble mine, and is (my) incarnation, attained birth (here) below. His Śakti is beyond measure and intent on (the practice of) vow and discipline, her body is born of the (primal, universal) cause”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Prayātṛ (प्रयातृ):—[=pra-yātṛ] [from pra-yāṇa > pra-yā] m. one who goes or can go or fly, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] setting out on a march or journey, [Varāha-mihira]

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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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