Atidatta, Ati-datta: 5 definitions


Atidatta 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Atidatta (अतिदत्त) refers to the “extraordinary gift”, according to the Pāśupatasūtra 2.15-17.—Accordingly, “The extraordinary gift (atidatta), the extraordinary offer, and the extraordinary practise of asceticism leads to the extraordinary goal”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Atidatta (अतिदत्त):—[=ati-datta] m. Name of a brother of Datta and son of Rājādhideva, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Atidatta (अतिदत्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-ttaḥ) A proper name, the son of Sūra or Rājādhideva. E. ati and datta.

[Sanskrit to German]

Atidatta 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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