Adhinatha, Adhinātha: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Adhinatha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Adhinātha (अधिनाथ) refers to the “lord”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.9.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada:—“After you had gone to heaven, some time passed. Once Menā approached the lord of mountains and bowed to him. After waiting there for some time with humility, the beloved of the mountain addressed her lord; the chaste lady who loved her daughter as ardently as her own life spoke to the lord of mountains [i.e., śaila-adhinātha] thus. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Adhinātha (अधिनाथ).—[adhiko nāthaḥ] The Supreme lord; a chiefton or lord; Name of the author of कालयोगशास्त्र (kālayogaśāstra).

Derivable forms: adhināthaḥ (अधिनाथः).

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

1) Adhinātha (अधिनाथ):—[=adhi-nātha] m. a supreme lord, chieftain

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of the Kālayogaśāstra.

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Adhinatha 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»] — Adhinatha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhinātha (ಅಧಿನಾಥ):—

1) [noun] the supreme lord; a king of kings.

2) [noun] a commanding officer, esp. one in charge of all the military forces of a state; a commandant.

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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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