Bhaktimat, Bhaktimān, Bhaktiman: 7 definitions


Bhaktimat 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)

[«previous next»] — Bhaktimat in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bhaktimat (भक्तिमत्) means “with devotion”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.43.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] thus I have described the fascinating story of Satī (i.e., satīcaritra) to you which confers worldly pleasures and salvation, which is divine and bestows all wishes. [...] Whoever listens to this or recites this with devotion (i.e., bhaktimat), O dear, will attain the greatest goal in every rite”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhaktimat in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Bhaktimat (भक्तिमत्) refers to a “devotee”, according to the Mṛgendrāgama Kriyāpāda verse 8.151-152b.—Accordingly, “In exactly the same way (evam eva), [the Guru] may guide a devotee (bhaktimat) to union [with a deity such as] Ambikā, Sūrya, Smara, Viṣṇu or Brahmā [i.e., prajāsṛj], after having purified that path [up to the cosmic level of the desired deity] [of all bad karma]. And the same procedure (evam eva hi) [is applicable] for any other deity that is on the path [that the devotee wishes to be united with]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhaktimat in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Bhaktimān (भक्तिमान्).—a (S) pop. bhaktimanta a Religious, pious, devout. 2 Attached to; devoted to; fond of. 3 Believing, confiding, trusting.

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

Bhaktimān (भक्तिमान्) [-manta, -मंत].—a Religious. Attached to.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhaktimat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaktimat (भक्तिमत्).—mfn. (-mān-matī-mat) Faithful, devoted to. E. bhakti and matup aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhaktimat (भक्तिमत्):—[=bhakti-mat] [from bhakti > bhaj] mfn. = -bhāj, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] accompanied by devotion or loyalty, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Bhaktimat (भक्तिमत्):—[(mān-matī-mat) a.] Devoted to.

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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.

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