Bhagavati, Bhagavatī: 16 definitions
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Bhagavati (भगवति, “holy lady”) refers to a specific “mode of address” (nāman) used in drama (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. Bhagavati is used in addressing female ascetics and Goddesses.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Bhagavatī (भगवती) is another name for Śivā: the Goddess-counterpart of Śiva who incarnated first as Satī and then Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“[...] the great goddess Śivā is of the three natures. Śivā became Satī and Śiva married her. At the sacrifice of her father she cast off her body which she did not take again and went back to her own region. Śivā incarnated as Pārvatī at the request of the Devas. It was after performing a severe penance that she could attain Śiva again. Śivā came to be called by various names [such as Bhagavatī,...]. These various names confer worldly pleasures and salvation according to qualities and action. The name Pārvatī is very common.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Bhagavatī (भगवती).—The words Bhagavān and Bhagavatī mean Paramātmā (universal self) and Prakṛti (Nature and its modifications) respectively. Prakṛti is also called by the name Śakti. The following elucidation once given by Mahāviṣṇu about Bhagavān and Bhagavatī is greatly illuminating.
Time, space, atmosphere and the universe (Brahmāṇḍam) are, just like Paramātmā, eternal. This is the truth and reality. Below this eternal Gokula exists Vaikuṇṭhaloka, which also is, like the former, eternal. Just like this, Prakṛti, which is a sport to Brahmā and is also without beginning or end (Sanātanī) too is eternal. In the same manner as flame exists in fire inseparable from it, moonlight in moon, beauty in the lotus flower and brightness in the sun, so does nature exist in soul inseparable therefrom. In the same way as the goldsmith cannot make gold ornaments without gold and the potter cannot make pots without clay, the Paramātmā will not in the least be able to function unaided by Prakṛti. Prakṛti (Nature, Devī) is all powerful. 'Para' becomes powerful enough to do everything when he joins the Devī. (See full article at Story of Bhagavatī from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Bhagavatī (भगवती).—Also Māyā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 6. 53; 12. 42.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
1) Bhagavatī (भगवती) is an epithet for the Goddess according to the Bhairavīstotra in the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Victory! Victory (to you) O goddess (bhagavatī)! (You) who are like the solar orb of the emergence of Supreme Reality! (You who are) the star that is the circle of all the directions illumined by the halo of the light of your own body! O plane of stability! (You whose) body of enjoyment (saṃbhogadeha) is radiant white (svacchā) and unlimited in all (its) limbs! O Mahāgaurī (Great White One)! [...]”
2) Bhagavatī (भगवती) refers to the “triple goddess”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The Point is the Command which is threefold because of the three lineages that emerge from it. So the goddess who resides in the Yoni (bhagodarā) in the centre of the Triangle exerts her threefold authority and is called the ‘triple goddess’ (bhagavatī). Thus the Command spreads out by means of the sacred seats from where the Siddhas who founded the lineages reside. This Command is the Liṅga that arises in the centre from the Yoni. [...]
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Bhagavatī (भगवती): Alias Pārvatī, Shiva's wife
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Bhagavatī.—(CII 3, 4; etc.), feminine form of Bhagavat (q. v.); often applied to goddesses, etc. Note: bhagavatī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bhagavatī (भगवती).—f (S) A name of Parvati; also for any of the principal goddesses. 2 or bhagavatīāī f A term for red chilies pounded.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bhagavatī (भगवती).—f A name of pārvatī, or for any of the principal goddesses. A term for red chillies pounded.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Name of Durgā.
2) Of Lakṣmī.
3) Any venerable woman.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Bhagavatī (भगवती).—(1) app. name of a celestial city: Mahāvastu iii.251. 4 ff. Is Pali Bhagalavatī (Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names)) to be compared? (2) name of a work, a version of the Prajñāpāramitā: Śikṣāsamuccaya 188.5; 202.4; 210.3 (here citation, not quite accurate, of Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1430.5 ff.); 243.15; 262.12.
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Bhāgavatī (भागवती).—(1) (in Sanskrit, a [female] follower of Viṣṇu, or also according to Schmidt, Nachtr., of Śiva; perhaps so here), a female follower of Viṣṇu (?): Vasumitrā nāma bhāgavatī Gaṇḍavyūha 201.11; similarly Vasumitrā bhāgavatī 201.26 ff.; (2) name of a cāturdvīpikā, q.v. (world-system of four continents; in 373.17 and 381.4—5 specifically includes a continent Jambudvīpa): Gaṇḍavyūha 373.17; 379.25; 381.4—5; 438.26.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhagavatī (भगवती):—[from bhagavat > bhaj] a f. See below.
2) [from bhaj] b f. (of vat) Name of Lakṣmī, [Pañcarātra]
3) [v.s. ...] of Durgā, [ib.]
4) [v.s. ...] = ty-aṅga (below).
5) Bhāgavati (भागवति):—[=bhāga-vati] m. ([probably]) [patronymic] [from] bhaga-vat, [Saṃskārakaustubha]
6) Bhāgavatī (भागवती):—[from bhāga] f. of vata, in [compound]
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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 (even English!). 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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Bhagavatī (भगवती):—(nf) a name of goddess [durgā] and [lakṣmī]; a respectable lady.
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