Pratisedha

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By Swami Harshananda

pratisedha (‘prohibition’)

It is the same as ‘niṣedha’ used in the Purvamīmāmsā works. See NISEDHA for details.

In Sanskrit literature, the word is used to indicate a kind of alaṅkāra (figure of speech) wherein the sentence gives a meaning entirely different from its direct sense.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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pratisedha (‘prohibition’) It is the same as ‘ruṣedha’ used in the Purvamīmāiñsā works. See NISEDHA for details. In Sanskrit literature, the word is used to indicate a kind of alaṅkāra (figure of speech) wherein the sentence gives a meaning entirely different from its direct sense.