Anuvartaka: 3 definitions


Anuvartaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anuvartaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anuvartaka (अनुवर्तक) refers to “that which accords with”, according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 5.12-13.—Accordingly, “If the basic state of the teacher and the one who takes (initiation) accords with sattva [i.e., sattva-anuvartaka], then the Śāmbhava (initiation by) piercing certainly takes place. One should know that the one due to Śakti (takes place) when there is rajas and in the case of tamas it is considered to be the Āṇava one. O fair lady, when the basic state is a mixed one, the triple Command operates”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anuvartaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Anuvartaka (अनुवर्तक).—adj. (= Pali °vattaka), conforming to, imitating; following, cleaving to: lokānuvartaka Lalitavistara 425.5, [Page033-b+ 71] of Buddha, see s.v. anuvartanā; samanta-bhadra-kāyena hīnānāṃ cānuvartakaḥ 438.6, with completely excellent body, and (yet) conforming to (the physical life of) the vulgar; utkṣiptānuvartakaṃ (vacanapatham), Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 29b. 1, follow- ing, cleaving to a suspended (monk); teṣa…pathe 'nuvar- takaḥ Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 39.4; tadanuvartakaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 8379, one who adheres to him (sc. to a monk who causes dissension; this is a saṃghāvaśeṣa sin, compare [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 483.9 ff., with anuvartino); see s.v. anuvartita.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anuvartaka (अनुवर्तक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇuvattaga.

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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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