Atmaja, Ātmaja, Atman-ja, Ātmajā: 15 definitions


Atmaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ātmaja (आत्मज) refers to “offspring”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Brahmā: “O dear Brahmā, O disciple of Viṣṇu, of great intellect. O Creator of three worlds, this is a very wonderful story of the great soul Śiva that has been narrated. When Kāma had been reduced to ashes by the fire from the third eye of Śiva and when that fire had been deposited in the ocean what happened thereafter? What did Goddess Pārvatī, the daughter of the lord of mountains [i.e., kudhara-ātmaja], do? O storehouse of mercy, please tell me now where she went along with her maids”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ātmaja (आत्मज).—A son of Svarbhānu and Prabhā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 2.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ātmaja (आत्मज) refers to “offspring”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 11), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The comets which are of the colour of blood or fire and with three tails are named Kauṅkuma Ketus: they are the sons of Mars [i.e., kuja-ātmaja] and are 60 in number; they appear in the north and when they appear mankind will feel miserable. The Ketus that appear as spots in the solar and lunar discs are 33 in number. They are named as Tāmasa and Kīlaka Ketus. They are the sons of Rāhu. Their effects have been stated in the chapter on the Sun (cf. verse 7.3)”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ātmaja (आत्मज).—m S A son. ātmajā f S A daughter.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ātmaja (आत्मज).—m A son. ātmajā f A daughter.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ātmaja (आत्मज).—m.

Derivable forms: ātmajaḥ (आत्मजः).

Ātmaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): ātmajanman.

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Ātmajā (आत्मजा).—

1) a daughter; वन्द्यं युगं चरणयोर्जनकात्मजायाः (vandyaṃ yugaṃ caraṇayorjanakātmajāyāḥ) R.13.78; cf. नगात्मजा (nagātmajā) &c.

2) the reasoning faculty, understanding.

Ātmajā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and (जा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ātmaja (आत्मज).—m.

(-jaḥ) A son. f.

(-jā) 1. A daughter. 2. The understanding. E. ātman the body or soul, and ja born, produced.

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

Ātmaja (आत्मज).—i. e. ātman-ja (vb. jan), I. m. A son, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 14. Ii. f. , A daughter, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 1, 69.

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

Ātmaja (आत्मज).—[adjective] born of one’s self; [masculine] son, [feminine] ā daughter.

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

1) Ātmaja (आत्मज):—[=ātma-ja] [from ātma > ātman] mfn. self-originated, [Mahābhārata xii, 12449]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (ifc. f(ā). , [Rāmāyaṇa]) ‘born from or begotten by one’s self’, a son, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Manu-smṛti] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of the fifth lunar mansion, [Varāha-mihira’s Yogayātrā]

4) Ātmajā (आत्मजा):—[=ātma-jā] [from ātma-ja > ātma > ātman] f. a daughter, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] ‘originating from intellect’, the reasoning faculty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ātmaja (आत्मज):—[ātma-ja] (jaḥ) 1. m. A son. () 1 f. A daughter; understanding.

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

Ātmaja (आत्मज) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Attaya.

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Atmaja 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ātmaja (ಆತ್ಮಜ):—

1) [noun] one’s male offspring; a son.

2) [noun] the hair growing on the head.

3) [noun] the liquid that caries spermatozoa; the semen.

4) [noun] Manmatha, the Love-God.

5) [noun] the reasoning faculty.

6) [noun] any of the four Vēdas, the holy scriptures of Hindus.

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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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