Puraskrita, Puraskṛta: 9 definitions

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Puraskrita means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 term Puraskṛta can be transliterated into English as Puraskrta or Puraskrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Puraskrat.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Puraskrita in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Puraskṛta (पुरस्कृत) refers to “following”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[In the Mahāvyūha universe, just after,] the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja, accompanied by, encircled (parivṛt) and followed (puraskṛta) by twelve koṭis of Bodhisattvas, said to the Tathāgata Ekaratnavyūha: ‘I would like to go to the Sahā universe to honour the Buddha Śākyamuni. I wish to see him and listen to him’.”.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Puraskṛta (पुरस्कृत) refers to “being honoured” (in the middle of an assembly), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after Sāgara filled the lotus-lake with rain-showers], “Then in that region a great opportunity occurred. The Bhagavān sat down in that region, in the middle of a great assembly he was surrounded and honoured (puraskṛta), there was a great assembly of Nāgas, namely 80,000 great Nāga kings gathered, having Sāgara, the Nāga king, as their foremost”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Puraskṛta (पुरस्कृत).—p. p.

1) Placed in front; पुरस्कृता वर्त्मनि पार्थिवेन (puraskṛtā vartmani pārthivena) R.2.2.

2) Honoured, treated with respect, distinguished.

3) Chosen, adopted, followed.

4) Adored, worshipped.

5) Attended or accompanied, provided with, possessing, having.

6) Prepared, got ready.

7) Consecrated.

8) Accused, calumniated.

9) Made perfect or complete, finished.

1) Anticipated, expected.

11) Appointed.

12) Harassed or attacked (by an enemy).

13) Sprinkled with holy water.

14) Initiated.

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

Puraskṛta (पुरस्कृत).—[adjective] placed before, appointed, chosen, preferred, honoured; accompanied by, possessed of, connected or occupied with; [neuter] [adverb] in company with (—°).

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

Puraskṛta (पुरस्कृत):—[pura-skṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Placed first, made perfect or ready; revered; initiated; promised; accused; distressed; anticipated.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Puraskṛta (पुरस्कृत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Purakkhaḍa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Puraskrita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Puraskṛta (पुरस्कृत) [Also spelled puraskrat]:—(a) rewarded, awarded a prize.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Puraskṛta (ಪುರಸ್ಕೃತ):—

1) [adjective] place in front.

2) [adjective] respected; treated with high regard and esteem.

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Puraskṛta (ಪುರಸ್ಕೃತ):—[noun] he who is treated with high regard, esteem or an award; an awardee.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Puraskrita in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Puraskṛta (पुरस्कृत):—adj. 1. rewarded; prized; 2. respected; valued; honored;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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