Prakriti - Nature, character, constitution (prakṛti)

pra-° kti [L=130012]
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pra-kti [p= 654,1] [L=130024]
" making or placing before or at first " , the original or natural form or condition of anything , original or primary substance (opp. to vi-kti q.v.) Pra1t. Nir. Jaim. MBh.

Mn. MBh. S3ak. &c


MBh. Ka1v. Sus3r. &c (ibc. and °tyā ind. by nature , naturally , unalterably , properly Pra1t. S3rS. Mn. &c )

esp. in ritual) S3rS.

khya phil.) the original producer of (or rather passive power of creating) the material world (consisting of 3 constituent essences or guas called sattva , rajas and tamas) , Nature (distinguished from purua , Spirit as māyā is distinguished from brahman in the vedāntas)

the 8 producers or primary essences which evolve the whole visible world (viz. a-vyakta , buddhi or mahat , aha-kāra , and the 5 tan-mātras or subtle elements ; rarely the 5 elements alone) IW. 80 &c

śakti or personified energy or wife of a deity , as lak , durgā &c ; also considered as identical with the Supreme Being) W. IW. 140 RTL. 223

pl.) N. of a class of deities under manu raibhya Hariv.

pl. a king's ministers , the body of ministers or counsellors , ministry Mn. MBh. &c

&c ib.

Mn. ix , 294 ; 295)

madhyama , vijigīu , udāsīna and śatru ; to which should be added 8 remoter princes , viz. the mitra , arimitra , mitra-mitra , arimitra-mitra , pārṣṇi-graha , ākranda , pārṣṇigrāhā*sāra , ākrandā*sāsa ; each of these 12 kings has 5 praktis in the form of minister , territory , fortresses , treasure and army , so that the total number of praktis may be 72) Mn. vii , 155 ; 157 Kull.

Sa1h. Pa1n2. Sch. Vop.

of 2 classes of metres Col.

arithm.) a co-efficient multiplier ib.

anat.) temperament , the predominance of one of the humours at the time of generation W.

tritīyā) the third nature , a eunuch MBh.






of a woman Buddh.

of wk.
(H3) f.
(H2) f.
[L=130025]cause original source
[L=130026]origin , extraction
[L=130027]nature , character , constitution , temper , disposition
[L=130028]fundamental form , pattern , standard , model , rule (
[L=130029](in the
[L=130031](in mythol.) a goddess , the personified will of the Supreme in the creation (hence the same with the
[L=130033](in polit.)
[L=130034]the subjects of a king , citizens , artisans
[L=130035]the constituent elements or powers of the state (of which are usually enumerated , viz. king minister , allies , treasure , army , territory , fortresses
[L=130036]the various sovereigns to be considered in case of war (viz. the
[L=130037](in gram.) the crude or elementary form of a word , base , root , an uninflected word
[L=130042]matter , affair
[L=130043]the male or female organ of generation
[L=130044]a woman or womankind
[L=130045]a mother
[L=130046]an animal

pra-kti--ja [L=130055]
springing from nature , inborn , innate Bhag.
(H3) mfn.

pra-kti--bhūman [L=130070]
pl. plurality of original form or nature Nir. vii , 4.
(H3) n.
pra-kti--sampanna [p= 654,2] [L=130087]
endowed with a noble nature R.
(H3) mfn.
pra-kti--siddha [L=130088]
effected by nature , natural
pra-kti--siddha [L=130089]
true or real nature Bhartr2.
(H3) mfn.
(H3B) n.