Atmavidya, aka: Ātmavidyā, Atman-vidya; 4 Definition(s)
Atmavidya 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—f (S) Self knowledge. 2 Spiritual or Divine knowledge or science.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—f Self-knowledge. Spiritual knowledge.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—knowledge of the soul, spiritual knowledge; आन्वीक्षिकीं चात्मविद्याम् (ānvīkṣikīṃ cātmavidyām) Ms.7.43.
Ātmavidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and vidyā (विद्या).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 7 books and stories containing Atmavidya, Ātmavidyā or Atman-vidya. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Brahma Upanishad of Krishna-yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)