Puraskritya, Puraskṛtya: 3 definitions
Puraskritya 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.
The Sanskrit term Puraskṛtya can be transliterated into English as Puraskrtya or Puraskritya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Puraskṛtya (पुरस्कृत्य) refers to “(having appointed) a supervisor” (of festive activities), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] Festoons with garlands of jasmine flowers shone, everywhere. Other articles of auspicious portent were fixed in every quarter. These and other things were carried out by Himavat for the sake of his daughter. Every activity was supervised (puraskṛtya) by Garga of great ability. Everything auspicious worth mentioning found a place there. He called Viśvakarman and requested him to erect a large and spacious dais beautiful with side rostrums, altars etc. [...]”.
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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Puraskṛtya (पुरस्कृत्य).—ind. Regarding, concerning, on account of.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Puraskṛtya (पुरस्कृत्य).—[gerund] having placed before or appointed, having paid respect to; as [adverb] or [preposition] with regard to, on account of, about ([accusative]).
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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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 3.2.36 < [Chapter 2 - The Great Festival of Śrī Girirāja]
Verse 5.19.20 < [Chapter 19 - The Festival on Śrī Kṛṣṇa Return]
Verse 5.20.14 < [Chapter 20 - The Liberation of Ṛbhu Muni During the Rāsa-dance Festival]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2614-2616 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Yajnavalkya-smriti (Vyavaharadhyaya)—Critical study (by Kalita Nabanita)
Chapter 4.2 - Supreme Judicial Mechanism < [Chapter 4 - The Political Aspect Reflected in the Vyavahārādhyāya]
Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita (by Nayana Sharma)