Pritikara, Prītikara, Priti-kara: 9 definitions


Pritikara 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.

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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

Prītikara (प्रीतिकर) refers to a species of Graiveyaka gods, who are in turn a subclass of the Kalpātīta gods, according to Jain cosmological texts in both the Śvetāmbara and Digambara tradition. It is also known by the name Priyaṅkara or Priyaṃkara. The Kalpātīta (those born beyond heavens) represent a sub-species of the Vaimānika gods, which in turn represents the fourth main classification of devas (gods).

The Graiveyakas (e.g., the Prītikaras) do not bind karmans, are 1-sensed class of beings and have an immovable body, warm splendour, cold lustre, animal state of existence, ānupūrvī and āyus.

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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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[«previous next»] — Pritikara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prītikara (प्रीतिकर).—a. producing love, kind, agreeable.

Prītikara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prīti and kara (कर).

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

Prītikara (प्रीतिकर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Pleasing, agreeable to. E. prīti and kara making.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prītikara (प्रीतिकर).—[adjective] causing pleasure.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Prītikara (प्रीतिकर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Sāmavedaprakāśana. P. 6.
—[commentary] on Ūhagāna, Ūhyagāṇa. Veyadarpaṇa.

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

1) Prītikara (प्रीतिकर):—[=prīti-kara] [from prīti > prī] mfn. causing pleasure to ([compound]), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Pāṇini 6-2, 15 [Scholiast or Commentator]] (cf. a-p)

2) [v.s. ...] inspiring love or affection, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of two authors, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prītikara (प्रीतिकर):—[prīti-kara] (raḥ-rī-raṃ) a. Pleasing.

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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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