Adhidaivata: 10 definitions


Adhidaivata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Adhidaivata in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Adhidaivata (अधिदैवत) refers to “that which pertains to the spiritual” (the presiding deities of the fourteen adhyātma and their correspoding elements). It is also known as adhidaiva. The Subālopaniṣad (fifth section) draws correspondences between that which pertains to the body (adhyātma), the elements (adhibhūta) and their presiding deities (adhidaivata).

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adhidaivata in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

adhidaivata (अधिदैवत).—n A divinity residing as the principle of percipience in a sense, an organ or a faculty of man.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adhidaivata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhidaivata (अधिदैवत).—[adhiṣṭhātṛ daivam-daivatam vā]

1) The presiding god or deity; अधिदैवं किमुच्यते (adhidaivaṃ kimucyate) Bg.8.1. पुरुषश्चा- धिदैवतम् (puruṣaścā- dhidaivatam) Bg.8.4;7.3; शिवाधिदैवतं ध्यायेत् वह्निप्रत्यधिदैवतम् (śivādhidaivataṃ dhyāyet vahnipratyadhidaivatam); तमभिनन्दन्ति (tamabhinandanti)...यः अधिदैवतमिव स्तौति (yaḥ adhidaivatamiva stauti) K.19.

2) The supreme deity or the divine agent operating in material objects.

Derivable forms: adhidaivatam (अधिदैवतम्).

See also (synonyms): adhidaiva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhidaivata (अधिदैवत).—n. 1. the supreme deity, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 8, 4. 2. a tutelary deity, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 7, 10, v. r.

Adhidaivata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhi and daivata (दैवत).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhidaivata (अधिदैवत).—[neuter] = adhideva + adhidaiva.

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Ādhidaivata (आधिदैवत).—[adjective] referring to the gods.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Adhidaivata (अधिदैवत):—[=adhi-daivata] [from adhi-daiva] (or daiva) n. a presiding or tutelary deity, the supreme deity, the divine agent operating in material objects

2) Ādhidaivata (आधिदैवत):—[from ādhidaivika] mfn. idem, [ib.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhidaivata (अधिदैवत):—I. [tatpurusha compound] n.

(-tam) 1) The supreme or tutelary deity.

2) The active principle in creation, the regulating power which resides in water, fire, sky, air, the regions &c. See also adhibhūta, adhyātma. Ii. Avyayībh.

(-tam) Concerning

1) the deity or

2) the active principle in creation. E. adhi and daivata.

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Adhidaivata in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Adhidaivata in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhidaivata (ಅಧಿದೈವತ):—[noun] = ಅಧಿದೇವತೆ [adhidevate].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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