Pratyay literally means conviction, proof in Sanskrit. Pratyay also means fame, trust, intelligence, oath in Sanskrit.
According to Vishnu Purana Pratyay is 93rd name of Lord Vishnu, known as 'Consciousness - He is pure Consciousness.'
Also Pratyay is another name of Lord Shiva, known as ' Firm Conviction - He is the Experience and Firm Conviction that guide a being to realise the self.'
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