Bhagavata, aka: Bhāgavata; 10 Definition(s)
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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)
Bhāgavata (भागवत) refers to an archaic designation of an ancient Bhakti cult.—At the time of their composition, many texts from the various sects who saw Viṣṇu as the highest god were not grouped under a common term, like Vaiṣṇava, as we are used to grouping them. Banerjea asserts that the Pādma Tantra says (in Banerjea’s translation): “Sūri, Suhṛt, Bhāgavata, Sātvata, Pañcakālavit, Ekāntika, Tanmaya and Pāñcarātrika are different designations of this Bhakti cult”. Banerjea also points out that the term Vaiṣṇava is absent.Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Bhāgavata (भागवत).—One of the eighteen famous Purāṇas. Gāyatrī is the main theme of this Purāṇa and based on it it dwells on the greatness of Dharma (duty) and states about the dharmas of Sārasvatakalpa. (See under Purāṇa).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1a) Bhāgavata (भागवत).—A son of Vajramitra and father of Devabhūti: ruled for 32 years.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 1. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 154; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 35-6.
1b) Those who had dedicated themselves to the service of God by singing in His praise.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 14.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Bhāgavata (भागवत), 'the great devotee' or 'the most powerful' or 'a worshiper of the Adorable One'.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Bhagavata signifies in the context of Hinduism. In this context bhakti has the primary meaning of 'adoration', while Bhagavat means 'the Adorable One', and Bhagavata is a worshiper of the Adorable One. It also refers to a tradition devoted to worship of Krishna, later assimilated into the concept of Narayana or original form svayam bhagavan. According to some historical scholars, worship of Krishna emerged in the 1st century BC. However, Vaishnava traditionalists place it in 4th century BC. Despite relative silence of the earlier Vedic sources, the features of Bhagavatism and principles of monotheism of Bhagavata school unfolding described in the Bhagavad Gita as viewed as an example of the belief that Vasudeva-Krishna is not an avatar of the Vedic Vishnu, but is the Supreme.
etymology: Bhagavata (Bhāgavata, a vrddhi formation from Bhagavan, meaning "pertaining to Bhagavan" ("the Lord", i.e. God)")Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
India history and geogprahy
Bhāgavata.—(LL), a votary of the Bhagavat (Viṣṇu). (CII 3; etc.), a Vaiṣṇava sect. Note: bhāgavata is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
bhāgavaṭā (भागवटा).—m bhāgalīka f W (bhāgaṇēṃ) Fatigue, weariedness, exhausted or spent state.
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bhāgavata (भागवत).—a (S) Relating to bhagavat. 2 That walks according to the bhāgavatapurāṇa, and pays equal honor to viṣṇu & śiva.
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bhāgavata (भागवत).—n (S) The name of one of the aṭharā- purāṇa. See the enumeration under purāṇa.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bhāgavaṭā (भागवटा).—m bhāgalīka f Fatigue, wearredness.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.
Bhāgavata (भागवत).—a. (-tī f.) [भगवतः भगवत्या वा इदं सोऽस्य देवता वा अण् (bhagavataḥ bhagavatyā vā idaṃ so'sya devatā vā aṇ)]
1) Relating to or worshipping Viṣṇu.
2) Pertaining to a god; कौमारादाचरेत् प्राज्ञो धर्मान् भागवतानिह (kaumārādācaret prājño dharmān bhāgavatāniha)
3) Holy, divine, sacred.
-taḥ A follower or devotee of Viṣṇu or Kṛṣṇa.
-tam Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bhāgavata (भागवत).—f. (-tī) Adj. 1. Relating to or worshipping of Vishnu or Krish- Na. 2. Holy, sacred. m.
(-taḥ) A devotee of the said deity. n.
(-taṃ) Name of one of the eighteen Puranas.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
The Bhāgavata religion coeval with Jainism and Buddhism < [Introduction]
The Bhāgavata religion of the Pāñcarātras < [Introduction]
Brahma Sutras (Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Vireshwarananda)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - Bhāgavata and the Bhagavad-gita < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Part 12 - Viṣṇu, Vasudeva and Kṛṣṇa < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]
Part 29 - Madhusūdana Sarasvatī (a.d. 1500) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
Vedānta-sūtras Part I (by George Thibaut)
II, 2, 42 < [Second Adhyāya, Second Pāda]
II, 2, 43 < [Second Adhyāya, Second Pāda]
II, 2, 44 < [Second Adhyāya, Second Pāda]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 21 - The Greatness of Ākāśagaṅgā < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 32 - The Rite of Jyeṣṭha Pañcaka < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 16 - Description of the Temple of Aruṇācala by Brahma and Viṣṇu < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]