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Bhagavata, aka: Bhāgavata; 3 Definition(s)


Bhagavata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism


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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (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

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