Atmavidya, Ātmavidyā, Atman-vidya: 9 definitions

Introduction

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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 215. 54.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 9. 120.
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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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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—f (S) Self knowledge. 2 Spiritual or Divine knowledge or science.

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

ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—f Self-knowledge. Spiritual knowledge.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—f.

(-dyā) Spiritual knowledge. E. ātman and vidyā science.

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

Ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—f. the knowledge of the Supreme Spirit, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 43.

Ātmavidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ātman and vidyā (विद्या).

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

Ātmavidyā (आत्मविद्या).—[feminine] knowledge of the supreme spirit.

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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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