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Mu Chulbuli Prajapati Odia Animation Short Film
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PRAJAPATI VAIVAHIK PATRIKA
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New prajapati marwadi hit song 2017 by lakshman prajapat
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Katha Prajapati Daksh Ki
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Mero Kura with Prajapati Parajuli | Singer
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Prajapati in the Finals
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Kriti Prajapati - Toastmasters District 98 - Humorous Speech Contest 2015 - First Place
Published: 2016/09/23
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ज्योती मगर नाङ्गिएको भन्दै प्रजापतिले छोडे स्टेज jyoti Magar I Prajapati Parajuli
ज्योती मगर नाङ्गिएको भन्दै प्रजापतिले छोडे स्टेज jyoti Magar I Prajapati Parajuli
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Prajapati | প্রজাপতি | Bengali Movie | English Subtitle
Prajapati | প্রজাপতি | Bengali Movie | English Subtitle
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Prajapati lage gno futro song
Prajapati lage gno futro song
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Paheli Najarma Gami Gai ||Radhe Prajapati ||Latest New Gujarati Dj Song 2017 ||Full HD Video
Paheli Najarma Gami Gai ||Radhe Prajapati ||Latest New Gujarati Dj Song 2017 ||Full HD Video
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Aaj Subah: Rape Accused Minister, Gayatri Prasad Prajapati Arrested In Lucknow
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PRAJAPATI LIVE NEWS CHANNEL
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BAAP KE PAISE ||AKHIL Feat. PRAJAPATI|| NEW PUNJABI SONG TEASER 2016||
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પતી પત્ની નો ઝગડો થયો પછી ? - Kamlesh Prajapati | નવા ગુજરાતી જોક્સ 2017
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Gang-rape accused Gayatri Prajapati arrested from Lucknow
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Prajapati family reaches UP CM's Janta Darbar, seeks justice
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जगदीश प्रजापति के चुटकले :: Superhit COMEDY by JAGDEESH PRAJAPATI
जगदीश प्रजापति के चुटकले :: Superhit COMEDY by JAGDEESH PRAJAPATI
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Bhaibandh Hare DARU PIDHO - Radhe Prajapati | Gujarati Bewafa Song | Latest Gujarati DJ Song 2017
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Prajapat Badmash 2 feat#prajapati amit pundrak
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Sirf tera pyar chahiye || komal prajapati || soor digital || video song
Sirf tera pyar chahiye || komal prajapati || soor digital || video song
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PRAJAPATI | ODIA MUSIC VIDEO | UNITEDMISFITS |BIRAJ RATH
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Prajapati | প্রজাপতি | Bengali Movie | Soumitra, Satabdi Roy
Prajapati | প্রজাপতি | Bengali Movie | Soumitra, Satabdi Roy
Published: 2016/07/13
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Success Story of Businessman and Social Activist Madan Prajapati
Success Story of Businessman and Social Activist Madan Prajapati
Published: 2017/03/04
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Parmeshwari Prajapati new bhajan 2017
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Sakina Mayalai Pauna - Chandan Prajapati, Nirmal Sarraf | New Nepali Pop Song 2017
Sakina Mayalai Pauna - Chandan Prajapati, Nirmal Sarraf | New Nepali Pop Song 2017
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Aaryan Prajapati Dubsmash Video Vs Ruhaanika Dhawan Dubsmash Video
Published: 2017/03/29
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Vipin Prajapati & Nandini Tiwari | Piyada Gaura Ganja | Bhojpuri Kanwar Song 2017 | HD VIDEO
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SATYAJIT PRATHAMA DEKHARU MANA PRAJAPATI Sa Re Ga Ma P
SATYAJIT PRATHAMA DEKHARU MANA PRAJAPATI Sa Re Ga Ma P
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Lekha Prajapati | Jaipur Diaries
Lekha Prajapati | Jaipur Diaries
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WRONG TIME | Episode 9 - Web Series | Sahin Prajapati | Kushal Bista | Aashma Giri || Ur Style TV
WRONG TIME | Episode 9 - Web Series | Sahin Prajapati | Kushal Bista | Aashma Giri || Ur Style TV
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Beauty Mantra - Instant Glow in Minutes - Dr. Sumita Prajapati
Beauty Mantra - Instant Glow in Minutes - Dr. Sumita Prajapati
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Watch: The Melodious title track of the New Bengali movie 'Prajapati-Biscuit'
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Kamlesh Prajapati | Live Dayro
Kamlesh Prajapati | Live Dayro
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CWE | MR. PRAJAPATI & RAGHU VS THE GIANTS SUKHI & SHANKY
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Ek Phera - Dikesh Prajapati | Official Music Video | Starring Etna Karki and Pravin Shrestha
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Prajapati is the lord of creatures

Prajapati (IAST: Prajāpati-Rajjan or Rajanya, "lord of creatures and protector") is a Vedic deity of Hinduism.[1][2][3] The term also connotes many different gods, depending on the Hindu text, ranging from being the creator god to being same as one of the following: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Agni, Indra, Vishvakarma, Bharata, Kapila and many others.[1] According to George Williams, the inconsistent, varying and evolving Prajapati concept in Hindu mythology reflects the diverse Hindu cosmology.[2] In classical and medieval era literature, Prajapati is equated to the metaphysical concept called Brahm as Prajapati-Brahm (Svayambhu Brahm), or alternatively Brahm is described as one who existed before Prajapati.[4]

Etymology[edit]

Prajapati (Sanskrit: प्रजापति) is a compound of "praja" (creatures, procreative powers) and "pati" (lord, master).[5] The term means "lord of creatures",[1][2] or "lord of all born beings".[6] In the later Vedic texts, Prajapati is a distinct Vedic deity, but whose significance diminishes.[2] Later, the term is synonymous with other gods, particularly Brahma or Vishnu or Shiva.[1][3] Still later, the term evolves to mean any divine, semi-divine or human sages who create something new.[7][1][2]

Origins[edit]

"An attempt to depict the creative activities of Prajapati", a steel engraving from the 1850s.

The origins of Prajapati are unclear. He appears late in the Vedic layer of texts, and the hymns that mention him provide different cosmological theories in different chapters.[3] He is missing from the Samhita layer of Vedic literature, conceived in the Brahmana layer, states Jan Gonda.[8] Prajapati is younger than Savitar, and the word was originally an epithet for the sun.[9] His profile gradually rises in the Vedas, peaking within the Brahmanas.[8] Scholars such as Renou, Keith and Bhattacharji posit Prajapati originated as an abstract or semi-abstract deity in the later Vedic milieu as speculations evolved from the archaic to more learned speculations.[9]

Indo-European[edit]

A possible connection between Prajapati (and related figures in Indian tradition) and the Prōtogonos (Greek: Πρωτογόνος) of the Greek Orphic tradition has been proposed:[10][11]

Protogonos is the Orphic equivalent of Vedic Prajapati in several ways: he is the first god born from a cosmic egg, he is the creator of the universe, and in the figure of Dionysus— a direct descendant of Protogonos—worshippers participate in his death and rebirth.

— Kate Alsobrook, The Beginning of Time: Vedic and Orphic Theogonies and Poetics[11]

According to Robert Graves, the name of /PRA-JĀ[N]-pati/ ('progeny-potentate') is etymologically equivalent to that of the oracular god at Kolophōn (according to Makrobios[12]), namely /prōtogonos/.[citation needed] The cosmic egg concept linked to Prajapati and Protogonos is common in many parts of the world, states David Leeming, which appears in later Orphic cult in Greece.[13]

Texts[edit]

Prajapati is described in many ways and inconsistently in Hindu texts, both in the Vedas and in the post-Vedic texts. These range from being the creator god to being same as one of the following: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Agni, Indra, Vishvakarma, Bharata[disambiguation needed], Kapila and many others.[1][14]

Vedas[edit]

His role varies within the Vedic texts such as being one who created heaven and earth, all of water and beings, the chief, the father of gods, the creator of devas and asuras, the cosmic egg and the Purusha (spirit).[2][6] His role peaked in the Brahmanas layer of Vedic text, then declined to being a group of helpers in the creation process.[2] In some Brahmana texts, his role remains ambiguous since he co-creates with the powers with goddess Vac (sound).[15]

In the Rigveda, Prajapati appears as an epithet for Savitr, Soma, Agni and Indra, who are all praised as equal, same and lord of creatures.[16] Elsewhere, in hymn 10.121 of the Rigveda, is described Hiranyagarbha (golden embryo) that was born from the waters containing everything, which produced Prajapati. It then created manah (mind), kama (desire) and tapas (heat). However, this Prajapati is a metaphor, one of many Hindu cosmology theories, and there is no supreme deity in the Rigveda.[17][18][19] One of the striking features about the Hindu Prajapati myths, states Jan Gonda, is the idea that work of creation is a gradual process, completed in stages of trial and improvement.[20]

In the Shatapatha Brahmana, embedded inside the Yajurveda, Prajapati emanated from Purusha (cosmic spirit) and Prajapati co-creates the world with goddess of Language.[21] It also includes the "golden cosmic egg" mythology, wherein Prajapati is stated to be born from a golden egg in primeval sea after the egg was incubated for a year. His sounds became the sky, the earth and the seasons. When he inhaled, he created the devas (gods), fire and light. When he exhaled, he created the asuras (demons) and darkness. Then, together with goddess of Language, he created all beings and time.[22] In Chapter 10 of the Shatapatha Brahmana, as well as chapter 13 of Pancavimsa Brahmana, is presented another theory wherein he (Prajapati) is a mother, becomes self-pregnant with all living creatures self-generated, evil Mrtyu seizes these beings within his womb, but because these beings are part of the eternal Prajapati, they desire to live long like him.[23][24]

The Aitareya Brahmana offers a different myth, wherein Prajapati having created the gods, metamorphosed into a stag and approached his daughter dawn who was in the form of a doe, to produce other earthly beings. The gods were horrified by the incest, and joined forces to produce angry destructive Rudra to punish Prajapati for "doing what is not done". Prajapati was killed by Rudra.[22] The Kausitaki Brahmana offers a yet another myth, wherein Prajapati created from his own self fire, sun, moon, wind and feminine dawn. The first four saw dawn and released their seeds, which became existence (Bhava).[22]

In section 2.266 of Jaiminiya Brahmana, Prajapati is presented as a spiritual teacher. His student Varuna lives with him for 100 years, studying the art and duties of being the "father-like king of gods".[25][26]

Upanishads[edit]

Prajapati appears in early Upanishads, among the most influential texts in Hinduism.[27] He is described in the Upanishads in diverse ways. For example, in different Upanishads, he is presented as the personification of creative power after Brahman,[28] the same as the wandering eternal soul,[29] as symbolism for unmanifest obscure first born,[30] as manifest procreative sexual powers,[31] the knower particularly of Atman (soul, self),[32] a spiritual teacher that is within each person.[33][34] The Taittiriya Upanishad, as an illustration, presents him as follows:[35]

The self (atman) that is free from evils, free from old age and death, free from sorrow, free from hunger and thirst; the self whose desires and intentions are real – that is the self that you should try to discover, that is the self that you should seek to perceive. When someone discovers that self and perceives it, he obtains all the worlds, and all his desires are fulfilled, so said Prajapati.

Post-Vedic texts[edit]

In the Mahabharata, Brahma is declared to be a Prajapati who creates many males and females, and imbues them with desire and anger, the former to drive them into reproducing themselves and the latter to prevent them from being like gods.[22] Other chapters of the epics and Puranas declare Shiva or Vishnu to be Prajapati.[16]

The Bhagavad Gita uses the epithet Prajapati to describe Krishna, along with many other epithets.[36]

The Grhyasutras include Prajapati as among the deities invoked during wedding ceremonies and prayed to for blessings of prosperous progeny, and harmony between husband and wife.[37]

Prajapati is identified 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.[38]

In the Puranas, there are groups of Prajapati called Prajapatayah who were rishis (sages) or "grandfathers" from whom all of humanity resulted, followed by Prajapatis list that widely varies in number and name between different texts.[1][2] According to George Williams, the inconsistent, varying and evolving Prajapati concept in Hindu mythology reflects the diverse Hindu cosmology.[2]

The Mahabharata and the genre of Puranas call various gods and sages as Prajapati. Some illustrations, states Roshen Dalal, include Agni, Bharata, Shashabindu, Shukra, Havirdhaman, Indra, Kapila, Kshupa, Prithu-Vainya, Soma, Svishtakrit, Tvashtr, Vishvakarma and Virana.[1]

Prajapatis[edit]

In the medieval era texts of Hinduism, Prajapati refers to legendary agents of creation, working as gods or sages, who appear in every cycle of creation-maintenance-destruction (manvantara). Their numbers vary between seven, ten, sixteen or twenty one.[1]

  • A list of twenty one includes Rudra, Manu, Daksha, Bhrigu, Dharma, Tapa, Yama, Marici, Angiras, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Vasishtha, Parameshti, Surya, Chandra, Kardama, Krodha and Vikrita.[2][1]
  • A list of sixteen found in the Ramayana includes Angiras, Arishtanemi, Atri, Daksha, Kardama, Kashyapa, Kratu, Marichi, Prachetas, Pulaha, Pulastya, Samshraya, Shesha, Sthanu, Vikrita, Vivasvan.[1]
  • A list of ten includes Marichi, Angiras, Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Vasishtha, Daksha (or Prachetas), Bhrigu and Narada.[1]

Their creative role varies. Pulaha, for example, is the mythical mind born son of Brahma and a great rishi. As one of the Prajapatis, he helps create living wildlife such as lions, tigers, bears, wolves, as well mythical beasts such as kimpurushas and shalabhas.[39]

Balinese Hinduism[edit]

Hindu temple in Bali Indonesia called Pura Prajapati, also called Pura Mrajapati, are common. They are most associated with funeral rituals and Ngaben (cremation) ceremony for the dead.[40][41]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Roshen Dalal (2010). Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide. Penguin. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-14-341421-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j George M. Williams (2008). Handbook of Hindu Mythology. Oxford University Press. pp. 234–235. ISBN 978-0-19-533261-2. 
  3. ^ a b c James G. Lochtefeld (2002). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: N-Z. The Rosen Publishing Group. pp. 518–519. ISBN 978-0-8239-3180-4. 
  4. ^ Sukumari Bhattacharji (2007). The Indian Theogony. Cambridge University Press. pp. 322–323, 337, 338, 341–342. 
  5. ^ Jan Gonda (1982), The Popular Prajāpati, History of Religions, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Nov., 1982), University of Chicago Press, pp. 137-141
  6. ^ a b Constance Jones; James D. Ryan (2006). Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Infobase Publishing. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-8160-7564-5. 
  7. ^ James G. Lochtefeld (2002). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: N-Z. The Rosen Publishing Group. pp. 169, 518–519. ISBN 978-0-8239-3180-4. 
  8. ^ a b Jan Gonda (1986). Prajāpatiʼs rise to higher rank. BRILL Academic. pp. 2–5. ISBN 90-04-07734-0. 
  9. ^ a b Jan Gonda (1982), The Popular Prajāpati, History of Religions, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Nov., 1982), University of Chicago Press, pp. 129-130
  10. ^ Martin West, Early Greek Philosophy and the Orient. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971: 28-34
  11. ^ a b Kate Alsobrook (2008), "The Beginning of Time: Vedic and Orphic Theogonies and Poetics". M.A. Thesis, Reviewers: James Sickinger, Kathleen Erndl, John Marincola and Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Florida State University, pages 20, 1-5, 24-25, 40-44
  12. ^ Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955. vol. 1, p. 31, sec. 2.2
  13. ^ David Adams Leeming (2010). Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 313–314. ISBN 978-1-59884-174-9. 
  14. ^ Sukumari Bhattacharji (2007). The Indian Theogony. Cambridge University Press. pp. 322–330. 
  15. ^ David Kinsley (1988). Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition. University of California Press. pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-0-520-90883-3. 
  16. ^ a b Sukumari Bhattacharji (2007). The Indian Theogony. Cambridge University Press. pp. 322–323. 
  17. ^ Gavin D. Flood (1996). An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge University Press. pp. 45–46. ISBN 978-0-521-43878-0. 
  18. ^ Henry White Wallis (1887). The Cosmology of the Ṛigveda: An Essay. Williams and Norgate. p. 61–73, 117. 
  19. ^ Laurie L. Patton (2005). Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice. University of California Press. pp. 113, 216. ISBN 978-0-520-93088-9. 
  20. ^ Jan Gonda (1986). Prajāpatiʼs rise to higher rank. BRILL Academic. pp. 20–21. ISBN 90-04-07734-0. 
  21. ^ Annette Wilke; Oliver Moebus (2011). Sound and Communication: An Aesthetic Cultural History of Sanskrit Hinduism. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 414–416. ISBN 978-3-11-024003-0. 
  22. ^ a b c d David Adams Leeming (2010). Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 144–146. ISBN 978-1-59884-174-9. 
  23. ^ Jan Gonda (1986). Prajāpatiʼs rise to higher rank. BRILL Academic. pp. 5, 14–16. ISBN 90-04-07734-0. 
  24. ^ Sukumari Bhattacharji (2007). The Indian Theogony. Cambridge University Press. pp. 324–325. 
  25. ^ Jan Gonda (1986). Prajāpatiʼs rise to higher rank. BRILL Academic. pp. 17–18. ISBN 90-04-07734-0. 
  26. ^ Sukumari Bhattacharji (2007). The Indian Theogony. Cambridge University Press. pp. 326–327. 
  27. ^ Patrick Olivelle (2014), The Early Upanisads, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0195352429, pages 3, 279-281; Quote: "Even though theoretically the whole of vedic corpus is accepted as revealed truth [shruti], in reality it is the Upanishads that have continued to influence the life and thought of the various religious traditions that we have come to call Hindu. Upanishads are the scriptures par excellence of Hinduism".
  28. ^ Paul Deussen (1980). Sixty Upaniṣads of the Veda. Motilal Banarsidass. pp. 19–21, 205, 240, 350, 510, 544. ISBN 978-81-208-1468-4. 
  29. ^ Paul Deussen (1980). Sixty Upaniṣads of the Veda. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 495. ISBN 978-81-208-1468-4. 
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