By Swami Harshananda
Pratisedha literally means ‘prohibition’.
Pratisedha is the synonym of the word ‘niṣedha’ used in the Purvamīmāmsā works. In Sanskrit literature, the word is used to indicate a kind of alaṅkāra wherein the sentence gives a meaning entirely different from its direct sense.
- Alaṅkāra means the figure of speech.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore