Prishta, Pṛṣta, Pṛṣṭa: 12 definitions
Prishta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 terms Pṛṣta and Pṛṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Prsta or Prishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Prasht.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Pṛṣṭa (पृष्ट) refers to “requested”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, after Pārvatī’s maids spoke to Himavat: “O excellent sage, thus requested [i.e., pṛṣṭa] by Pārvatī through the maids, the lord of the mountains carefully considered the proposal and said:—[...]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pṛṣta (पृष्त).—One of the ten branches of the Sukarmāṇa clan of Devas.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 88; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 92.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Pṛṣṭa (पृष्ट) refers to “asking” (a question), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 21.15-19]—“Ah! The question [you have] asked (pṛṣṭa—na pṛṣṭo'haṃ) me is not answered elsewhere, [although] I declare it in all teachings. The foolish, [those] always concealed with illusion, do not know. It is not worship [if] you speak the mantra [devoid of] the three kinds of tattvas. Meanwhile, let it be. A world lacking the tattvas does not accomplish [anything]. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pṛṣṭa (पृष्ट).—p. p. [pṛṣ-pracch-vā kta]
1) Asked, inquired, interrogated, questioned.
-ṣṭam A question, an inquiry.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Asked, inquired, interrogated. 2. Sprinkled. E. pracch to ask, kta aff. and the vowel substituted for the semi-vowel.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pṛṣṭa (पृष्ट).—[adjective] asked, questioned, [rarely] that which is asked or inquired after.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pṛṣṭa (पृष्ट):—mfn. (√prach) asked, inquired, questioned, interrogated, demanded, wished for, desired, welcome, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
2) n. a question, inquiry, [Āpastamba-gṛhya-sūtra; Pāṇini]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pṛṣṭa (पृष्ट):—[(ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) p.] Asked, sought.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Pṛṣṭa (पृष्ट) [Also spelled prasht]:—(a) asked; enquired (not in general use).
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Ends with (+27): Abhiprishta, Anyonyasprishta, Apasprishta, Aprishta, Ardhasprishta, Ashmaprishta, Asprishta, Atyalpasprishta, Avasaprishta, Baddhaprishta, Brahmaprishta, Candraprishta, Dirghaprishta, Duhsprishta, Dusprishta, Dussprishta, Dvihsprishta, Dviprishta, Dvissprishta, Gardhraprishta.
Full-text (+12): Aprishta, Puttha, Prishtabandhu, Parsh, Prishtaprativacana, Prishtva, Prishtahayana, Sampariprishta, Abhiprishta, Pucchia, Rathamtaraprishtha, Panduraprishtha, Samprishta, Brahmaprishta, Naikaprishtha, Nirbandhaprishta, Madhyeprishta, Viprishta, Prishtabhidhayin, Prishtaparni.
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