Prishnigarbha, aka: Pṛśnigarbha, Prishni-garbha, Pṛṣṇigarbha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Pṛśnigarbha and Pṛṣṇigarbha can be transliterated into English as Prsnigarbha or Prishnigarbha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Pṛśnigarbha (पृश्निगर्भ).—A name of Mahāviṣṇu. There are two opinions in the Purāṇas regarding how Viṣṇu got this name.

In the early part of the period of Svāyambhuva Manu the Prajāpati named Sutapas and his wife Pṛśni did penance for twelve thousand divine years to get Viṣṇu as their son. As a result of that Viṣṇu was born in the womb of Pṛśni as Pṛśnigarbha. The name was suited for Śrī Kṛṣṇa the incarnation of Viṣṇu also. (Chapter 3, 10th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Anna (rice), Veda, Jala (water) and amṛta (nectar) are called Pṛśni and so Mahāviṣṇu (Kṛṣṇa) who bears these inside is called Pṛśnigarbha. (Śloka 45, Chapter 342, Śānti Parva).

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pṛśnigarbha (पृश्निगर्भ).—A manifestation of Hari born of Pṛśni and Sutapas during the Śvāyambhuva epoch.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 3. 41.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Pṛśnigarbha (पृश्निगर्भ) or Pṛṣṇigarbha (पृष्णिगर्भ).—epithets of Viṣṇu-Kṛṣṇa.

Derivable forms: pṛśnigarbhaḥ (पृश्निगर्भः), pṛṣṇigarbhaḥ (पृष्णिगर्भः).

Pṛśnigarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pṛśni and garbha (गर्भ). See also (synonyms): pṛśnidhara, pṛśnibhadra.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pṛśnigarbha (पृश्निगर्भ).—m.

(-rbhaḥ) A name of Krishna. E. pṛśni the wife of a saint incarnate in Devaki, and garbha the embryo.

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