Anuvartin, Anuvartinī, Anuvartini: 8 definitions


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Anuvartinī (अनुवर्तिनी) refers to “one who resides at”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The New Moon (amā) is the seventeenth (lunar) energy (kalā). She is the primordial womb (bhagādyā), located in the middle of the womb. The secret one of the womb who contains the womb, she has risen from within the middle of the womb. Fashioned with sixteen parts, she resides at the End of the Sixteen [i.e., ṣoḍaśānta-anuvartinī]”.

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

Anuvartin (अनुवर्तिन्).—&c. see अनुवृत् (anuvṛt).

See also (synonyms): anuvartana.

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Anuvartin (अनुवर्तिन्).—a.

1) Following, obeying, conforming to, with acc. or in comp.; कश्च लक्ष्मणमुक्तानां रामकोपानुवर्तिनाम् । शराणामग्रतः स्थातुं शक्तो देवासुरेष्वपि (kaśca lakṣmaṇamuktānāṃ rāmakopānuvartinām | śarāṇāmagrataḥ sthātuṃ śakto devāsureṣvapi) || Rām.5.51.19. राक्षसा- श्चापि गृह्यन्ते नित्यं छन्दानुवर्तिभिः (rākṣasā- ścāpi gṛhyante nityaṃ chandānuvartibhiḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.69; नराधिपा नीचजनानु- वर्तिनः (narādhipā nīcajanānu- vartinaḥ) 1.383.

2) Guided by, following the advice of; obedient, faithful, compliant; अनुवर्तिनि कलत्रे (anuvartini kalatre) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.11, भृत्यानामनुवर्तिनाम् (bhṛtyānāmanuvartinām) 298.

3) Like, resembling, worthy.

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

Anuvartin (अनुवर्तिन्).—i. e. anu-vṛt + in, adj., f. . 1. Following, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 196, 10. 2. Obedient, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 331.

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

Anuvartin (अनुवर्तिन्).—[adjective] following ([accusative] or —°); obedient.

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

Anuvartin (अनुवर्तिन्):—[=anu-vartin] [from anu-vṛt] mfn. following, compliant, obedient, resembling.

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

Anuvartin (अनुवर्तिन्):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-rtī-rtinī-rti) 1) Following.

2) Obe-dient. E. vṛt with anu, kṛt aff. ṇini.

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Anuvartin 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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