Prayogya: 6 definitions


Prayogya means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Prāyogya (प्रायोग्य) refers to “that which is fit” (for hell), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “They fall from that place [and] immediately they enter the Rasātala hell. They roam about the whole world like the wind [and] they fall down into the Naraka hell.—[com.—Having created (kṛtvā) the bondage of karma fit for hell (narakaprāyogyakarmabandhaṃ), they go (gacchanti) into the Naraka hell (narakamadhye)—such is the meaning]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prayogya (प्रयोग्य).—A horse or any animal harnessed to a carriage, draught animal; Ch. Up.

Derivable forms: prayogyaḥ (प्रयोग्यः).

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

Prayogya (प्रयोग्य):—[from prayogin > pra-yuj] m. any animal harnessed to a carriage, draught animal, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

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

Prāyogya (प्रायोग्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāugga.

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Prayogya 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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