Adinatha, aka: Ādinātha, Adi-natha; 3 Definition(s)
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Ādinātha (आदिनाथ) is the name of a teacher to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revelead, mentioned in the Śābaratantra. The disciple of Ādinātha is mentioned as being Nāgārjuna. The Śābara-tantra is an early tantra of the Kāpālika sect containing important information about the evolution of the Nātha sect. It also lists the twelve original Kāpālika teachers (eg., Ādinātha). Several of these names appear in the Nātha lists of eighty-four Siddhas and nine Nāthas.Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
ādinātha (आदिनाथ).—m The name of an ancient saint, founder of a patha or order.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Ādinātha (आदिनाथ).—Name of Ādibuddha.
Derivable forms: ādināthaḥ (आदिनाथः).
Ādinātha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādi and nātha (नाथ).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 5 books and stories containing Adinatha, Ādinātha or Adi-natha. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 2: Stuti to Ādinātha < [Chapter III]
Part 8: Preparation of Bharata < [Chapter V]
Part 7: Bāhubali’s preparation < [Chapter V]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XXVI - Śākta Sādhanā (the Ordinary Ritual) < [Section 3 - Ritual]