Purahsara, Puraḥsara, Puras-sara: 10 definitions


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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Purahsara in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Puraḥsara (पुरःसर) means “after having performed (a certain thing)”, according to the section on Pāśupatayoga in the Skandapurāṇa-Ambikākhaṇḍa verse 178.7-8.—Accordingly, “Then, having formed the [hand gesture called] Yogahasta in which the right [hand is placed] on the left, [the Yogin] should have his face slightly tilted down while looking at the tip of his nose, without touching the teeth [of his upper jaw] with those [of the lower], and bringing to mind Brahma [in the form of] the syllable om, the wise [Yogin], who is free from his ego, meditates [thus] after [having performed] (puraḥsara) breath control”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Puraḥsara (पुरःसर).—a. going or moving in front. (-raḥ) 1 a forerunner, harbinger; आविष्कृतोऽरुणपुरःसर एकतोऽर्कः (āviṣkṛto'ruṇapuraḥsara ekato'rkaḥ) Ś.4.2.

2) a follower, attendant; servant; ऊचुर्निषेधितास्तांस्ते वैवस्वतपुरःसराः (ūcurniṣedhitāstāṃste vaivasvatapuraḥsarāḥ) Bhāgavata 6.1.32; परिमेयपुरःसरौ (parimeyapuraḥsarau) R.1.37.

3) a leader, one who leads the way, foremost, pre-eminent; गगनादवतीर्णा सा यथावृद्धपुरःसरा (gaganādavatīrṇā sā yathāvṛddhapuraḥsarā) Kumārasambhava 6.49.

4) (at the end of comp.) attended or preceded by, with; as मानपुरः- सरम्, प्रणामपुरःसरम्, वृकपुरःसराः (mānapuraḥ- saram, praṇāmapuraḥsaram, vṛkapuraḥsarāḥ) &c.

-ram ind. with or after.

Derivable forms: puraḥsaraḥ (पुरःसरः).

Puraḥsara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puras and sara (सर).

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

Puraḥsara (पुरःसर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) One who goes first or before. m.

(-raḥ) A leader, a preceder. Adv. n.

(-raṃ) By or with, i. e. preceded by, attended with, as kopapuraḥsara with rage. E. puras before, sara who goes.

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

Puraḥsara (पुरःसर).—i. e. puras-sṛ + a, adj., f. , and sbst. 1. One who goes first or before, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 25, 27; a leader, a preceder, Mahābhārata 4, 630; [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 77. 2. When latter part of a comp. adj. the fem. ends in , Preceded by, attended with, with; e. g. priya-ākhyāna-, adj. Preceded by agreeable news, i. e. with agreeable news, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 10, 31 Gorr. 3. ram, adv. Preceded by, with; e. g. praṇipāta-puraḥsaram, With a prostration, Mārk. P. 77, 30 (laying herself at his feet); after, [Pañcatantra] 16, 4.

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

Puraḥsara (पुरःसर).—[feminine] ī going before, preceding. [masculine] forerunner, attendant, servant; adj. preceded or accompanied by, connected with, [neuter] [adverb] with, after (—°).

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

1) Puraḥsara (पुरःसर):—[=puraḥ-sara] [from puraḥ > pur] mf(ī)n. going before or in advance

2) [v.s. ...] m. a forerunner, precursor, harbinger, attendant, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] ifc. (f(ā). ) attended or preceded by, connected with, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

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

Puraḥsara (पुरःसर):—[puraḥ-sara] (raḥ) 1. m. A leader. adv. (raṃ) With, preceded by.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purahsara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Puraḥsara (ಪುರಃಸರ):—[adjective] going ahead of or happening in advance.

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Puraḥsara (ಪುರಃಸರ):—

1) [noun] a messenger who brings or carries messages before an event happens.

2) [noun] a leader who comes forward voluntarily to guide others.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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