Atmapradipa, Ātmapradīpa, Atman-pradipa: 2 definitions


Atmapradipa 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Atmapradipa in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ātmapradīpa (आत्मप्रदीप) refers to the “light of Ātman” and is used to describe Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] Obeisance to the light of Ātman [viz., Ātmapradīpa], richly endowed with the happiness of liberation, of the form of knowledge. Obeisance to Thee, the all-pervasive Lord”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Atmapradipa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ātmapradīpa (आत्मप्रदीप):—[ātma-pradīpa] (paḥ-pā-paṃ) a. Enlightening the mind.

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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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