srirudra at vsnl.com
Tue Aug 11 19:21:19 CDT 2009
The word pranava has different spelling in Sanskrit.Na has to be pronounced
with a thick na and not with the tip of the tongue touching the upper
teeth.Like phana denoting a snake.A small difference in pronounciation will
alter the meaning differently.Navam also means 9.Let us not indulge in
distortion of the intended meanings.One more point beejaksharas have no
meaning in the sense that words carry meaning.they are original sounds
emanated from the Divine is the belief of the forefathers.Pada chedham or
separating the vowels and consonats also may vary.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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From: "Shrinivas Gadkari" <sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [Advaita-l] praNava
Shri Bhattacharjya's interpretation of praNava = pra + nava is very
Any more comments/ references on this?
Yes "pra' prefix is for reinforcing or emphasising. For example in "Pranava"
the prefix of "pra" is added to
"nava" ie new and the word "Pranava" means the Eternal or ever new or
ageless or beyond time ie.
Sunil K. Bhattacharjya
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