Atmavidya, aka: Ātmavidyā, Atman-vidya; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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Ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—The Vedānta;1 symbolical of Devī.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 215. 54.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 9. 120.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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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
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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-English dictionary

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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
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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. 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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