Pricchat, Pṛcchat: 1 definition


Pricchat 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 Pṛcchat can be transliterated into English as Prcchat or Pricchat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prichchhat.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pricchat in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pṛcchat (पृच्छत्) (Cf. Pṛcchantī) refers to “requesting (permission)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī’s maids said to Menakā: “O mother, O gentle lady, please listen to the words of your daughter. Obeisance be to you. You will listen with pleasure and act accordingly. For the sake of attaining Śiva, your daughter wishes to perform a severe penance. She has secured the permission of her father. She now wants to seek it [i.e., pari-pṛcchat] from you. O chaste lady, she is desirous of making her beauty fruitful. If your permission too is received, the penance can be performed”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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