Proddhara, Proddhāra: 3 definitions

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Proddhara 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Proddhāra (प्रोद्धार) refers to “extraction (of old earth)” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Proddhāra is mentioned in the Mataṅgapārameśvara (Kriyā-pāda, chap 4).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Proddhāra (प्रोद्धार).—Lifting up, bearing.

Derivable forms: proddhāraḥ (प्रोद्धारः).

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

Proddhāra (प्रोद्धार):—[=prod-dhāra] [from prod-dhṛ] m. lifting up, bearing, [Dharmaśarmābhyudaya]

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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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