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Mansukhbhai Prajapati: Making earth look cool
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Prajapati teams up with Gabbar Singh! - Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 1 -Episode 10
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Timi Ra Ma - Shruti Prajapati (New Nepali Pop Song 2013)
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::2013/06/11::
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Samjhanalai Jaali Rumal - Sareeta Prajapati | New Nepali Pop Song 2014
Samjhanalai Jaali Rumal - Sareeta Prajapati | New Nepali Pop Song 2014
::2014/04/28::
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K Khanchheu Kamala (Prajapati Parajuli, Devi Gharti) part 1
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::2010/08/04::
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Mu Chulbuli Prajapati   Odia Animation Short Film
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::2013/09/11::
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::2012/10/16::
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Kunwaro Taabariyo Kaluram Prajapati
Kunwaro Taabariyo Kaluram Prajapati
::2012/12/15::
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::2011/06/18::
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Comedy Birha - Juta Aur Sipahi | Rama Prajapati  | Chanda Cassettes
Comedy Birha - Juta Aur Sipahi | Rama Prajapati | Chanda Cassettes
::2014/01/08::
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Katha Prajapati Daksh Ki
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::2012/04/18::
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Mysterious death of Rt. Constable Prajapati
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::2012/12/29::
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Amrut Prajapati
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::2014/06/12::
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Bedanako Poko Part - 3 by Prajapati Parajuli - SangeetSansar.com
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::2012/09/03::
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Asaram Bapu case: Amrit Prajapati dies in hospital
Asaram Bapu case: Amrit Prajapati dies in hospital
::2014/06/10::
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Nepali lok bhajan(part1)-prajapati parajuli,DeviGharti. posted by Dipak Basnet Norway.flv
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::2010/09/27::
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Bedana Ko Poko Part - 9 by Prajapati Parajuli - SangeetSansar.com
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::2012/09/03::
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Chulbuli Prajapati From Film Kebe Tame Nahan Kebe Mun Nahin HD
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::2014/02/21::
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Prajapati in the Finals
Prajapati in the Finals
::2009/06/23::
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Can Asaram Bapu be charged for murder of Amrit Prajapati?
Can Asaram Bapu be charged for murder of Amrit Prajapati?
::2014/06/10::
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Aasaram Bapu Purb vaidhya Amrit Prajapati on firing
Aasaram Bapu Purb vaidhya Amrit Prajapati on firing
::2014/05/23::
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Amrut Prajapati, witness against Asaram, succumbs to bullet wounds
Amrut Prajapati, witness against Asaram, succumbs to bullet wounds
::2014/06/11::
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O Prajapati Prajapati Pakhna Melo | Bengali Song | Lata Mangeshkar
O Prajapati Prajapati Pakhna Melo | Bengali Song | Lata Mangeshkar
::2013/06/13::
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K Khanchheu Kamala (Prajapati Parajuli, Devi Gharti) part 2
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::2010/08/04::
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PRAJAPATI PRAJAPATI KOTHAY PELE BHAI
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::2012/10/31::
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O Prajapati Pakhna Melo  Lata Mangeshkar
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Foto Asli Pemeran Prajapati Daksa Di Mahadewa ANTV
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::2014/07/17::
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Mo Kola Ta Jhulana- Aame Sabu Prajapati www OdiaSongs In
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::2013/07/04::
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Roar - Katy Perry (Acoustic Version by Shruti Prajapati)
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NA PRAJAPATI BY ALAKA YAGNIK & SWAPNA MUKHERJEE ; EDITED BY SUJIT MADHUAL
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Mu Chulbuli Prajapati Odia Animation Short Film HD
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Amrut Prajapati shot,who is next?
Amrut Prajapati shot,who is next?
::2014/05/25::
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Tulsiram Prajapati case: Entire video of sting operation
Tulsiram Prajapati case: Entire video of sting operation
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KANCHAN WALI KAYA- (BOLO KA SAWTA) R.L.PRAJAPATI & MANCHALA
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Behind the Scenes of "AWAACS" shoot by "Mayur Prajapati"
Behind the Scenes of "AWAACS" shoot by "Mayur Prajapati"
::2014/03/29::
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Herda Herdai - Sareeta Prajapati (New Nepali Pop Song 2014)
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Ayurvedic care for Hair with.Dr Sumita Prajapati-TV9
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Sareeta Prajapati - Eh Hawa......
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Mansukhbhai Prajapati: Building modern technology -- with clay
Mansukhbhai Prajapati: Building modern technology -- with clay
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GS GENIUS  Drawing Champion Dhruvi Prajapati 16 2 14
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Introduction To Prajapati Elite
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An attempt to depict the creative activities of Prajapati, a steel engraving from the 1850s

In Hinduism, Prajapati (Sanskrit: प्रजापति (IAST: prajā-pati)) "lord of creatures" is a group Hindu deity presiding over procreation, and protection of life. Vedic commentators also identify him with the creator referred to in the[1] Nasadiya Sukta.

Prajapati in Vedas[edit]

According to later beliefs in the post-Vedic Era, the Prajapaties were elected democratically. Lord Vishnu was first elected democratically/unanimously as Prajapati (in the North of Aryavarta or Bharta) by all the Rishis and subjects of that era and sat on the throne of Prajapati. Thereafter, Lord Bràhma was elected as Prajapati (in the west of Aryavrat or Bharta), after which Lord Shankar (in the South of Aryavrat or Bharta) or Rudras were elected as Prajapaties. The throne of Prajapati succeeded further and there were about 26 Prajapaties, as mentioned in the Vedas.

Prajapati is a Vedic deity presiding over procreation, and the protection of life. He appears as a creator deity or supreme god vishvakarman above the other Vedic deities in RV 10 and in Brahmana literature. Vedic commentators also identify him with the creator referred to in the Nasadiya Sukta.

In later times, he is identified with Vishnu, Shiva, with the personifications of Time, Fire, the Sun, etc. He is also identified with various mythical progenitors, especially (Manu Smrti 1.34) the ten lords of created beings first created by Brahmā, the Prajapatis Marichi, Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Vasishtha, Prachetas or Daksha, Bhrigu, Nārada.

The Mahabharata mentions, in the words of celestial sage Narada, 14 Prajapatis (lit:caretakers of the Praja) Hiranyagarbha is the source of the creation of the Universe or the manifested cosmos in Indian philosophy, it finds mention in one hymn of the Rigveda (RV 10.121), known as the 'Hiranyagarbha sukta' and presents an important glimpse of the emerging monism, or even monotheism, in the later Vedic period, along with the Nasadiya sukta suggesting a single creator deity predating all other gods (verse 8: yó devéṣv ádhi devá éka âsīt, Griffith: "He is the God of gods, and none beside him."), in the hymn identified as Prajapati.

The Upanishads calls it the Soul of the Universe or Brahman, and elaborates that Hiranyagarbha floated around in emptiness and the darkness of the non-existence for about a year, and then broke into two halves which formed the Swarga and the Prithvi. In classical Puranic Hinduism, Hiranyagarbha is a name of Brahma, so called because he was born from a golden egg (Manusmrti 1.9), while the Mahabharata calls it the Manifest.

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.8.16 cites Vishvakarman as the leader of the prajāpatis, the sons of Lord Brahmā who generate progeny.[2] The eleven lords of created beings first created by Brahmā, which are the Prajapatis:

The Mahabharata mentions, in the words of celestial sage Narada, 14 Prajapatis (lit:caretakers of the Praja) excluding Vishvakarman namely:

  1. Daksha,
  2. Prachetas,
  3. Pulaha,
  4. Marichi,
  5. Kasyapa,
  6. Bhrigu,
  7. Atri,
  8. Vasistha,
  9. Gautama,
  10. Angiras,
  11. Pulastya,
  12. Kratu,
  13. Prahlada and
  14. Kardama

They are the caretakers of the fourteen worlds - seven lokas and seven talas.[4]

Origin of Prajapatis[edit]

The Prajapati community come brahmana warriors are seen as the descendants of Prajapati[citation needed]; Lord Brahmā, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Maharaj Manu are considered Prajapaties. Prajapati also means protector & preserver (King).

The Mahabharata translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli (1883-1896), Book 2: Sabha Parva: Lokapala Sabhakhayana Parva, section:XI. p. 25 And Daksha, Prachetas, Pulaha, Marichi, the master Kasyapa, Bhrigu, Atri, and Vasistha and Gautama, and also Angiras, and Pulastya, Kraut, Prahlada, and Kardama, these Prajapatis, and Angirasa of the Atharvan Veda, the Valikhilyas, the Marichipas; Intelligence, Space, Knowledge, Air, Heat, Water, Earth, Sound, Touch, Form, Taste, Scent; Nature, and the Modes (of Nature), and the elemental and prime causes of the world,--all stay in that mansion beside the lord Brahma. And Agastya of great energy, and Markandeya, of great ascetic power, and Jamadagni and Bharadwaja, and Samvarta, and Chyavana, and exalted Durvasa, and the virtuous Rishyasringa, the illustrious 'Sanatkumara' of great ascetic merit and the preceptor in all matters affecting Yoga...

Possible equivalent[edit]

A possible connection between Prajapati (and related figures in Indian tradition) and the Prōtogonos (Greek: Πρωτογόνος) of the Greek Orphic tradition has been made by several scholars.[5][6]

It has been argued that the name of /PRA-JĀ[N]-pati/ ('progeny-potentate') is etymologically equivalent to that of the oracular god at Kolophōn (according to Makrobios[7]), namely /prōtogonos/.

According to Damascius, Prōtogonos (also known as Phanēs) had four heads, those of "a Serpent (Drakōn)... and a bull; a man, and a god,"[8] while in the Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa Brahmā - identified with Prajapati in several texts - is likewise reckoned as 4-headed [one head each having produced deva-s (gods), ṛṣi-s (sages), pitṛ-s (ancestors), and nara-s (humans)].[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vishvakarma – Architect of the Gods | Mamandram Magazine". Mamandram.org. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  2. ^ http://vedabase.net/v/visvakarma "viśvakarmā prajāpatiḥ — Viśvakarmā, one of the prajāpatis, the sons of Lord Brahmā who generate progeny.; SB 8.8.16" http://vedabase.net/sb/8/8/16/, httpvedabase.net/v/visvakarma, Extracted on 09:49, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
  3. ^ Yajur veda 18-43 Prajapathirviswakarma mano gandharvasthasya ....
  4. ^ Narada said..
  5. ^ Martin West, Early Greek Philosophy and the Orient. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971: 28-34
  6. ^ Kate Alsobrook, "The Beginning of Time: Vedic and Orphic Theogonies and Poetics". M.A. thesis, Florida State University, 2007.
  7. ^ Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955. vol. 1, p. 31, sec. 2.2
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Julius Lipner : The Hindus. Routledge, 1994. p. 45
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