prashnam

prashnam (präshˑ·nm),

n in Ayurveda, questioning or inquiry; it provides a fundamental basis for the eight classical markers urine, pulse, tongue, feces, voice and speech; assessment of the eyes, evaluation by touch, and general physical assessment used throughout the examination process. See also darshanam and sparshanam.
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Rao "that the unopened vault, should not be opened without conducting the traditional Deva Prashnam [seeking the deity's permission], so as not to incur the displeasure of Lord Padmanabha".