Bhavat: 8 definitions


Bhavat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Bhavat (भवत्).—(भवन्त् (bhavant)) ancient term for the present tense found in the Brhaddevata and other works, The term 'vartamana' for the present tense was also equally common. The word is found in the Mahabhasya, the Unadisutravrtti of Ujjvaladatta and in the Grammar of Jainendra cf. P.II.3.1 Vart 11, Unadi III. 50 Jain Vyak. I.1.471.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Bhavat (भवत्) refers to “coming into existence” [?], according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] The fourteen worlds, all Gods headed by Mahendra, the three embodiments [of the ultimate reality], and also the groups of sages headed by Vasiṣṭha, come into existence or cease to exist (bhavatsadyo bhavanti na bhavanti), O goddess, by the opening and closing of your eyes, because you embody all”.

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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.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhavat.—cf. sa bhavān (EI 3), same as tatrabhavān. Note: bhavat is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhavat (भवत्).—a. (-ntī f.)

1) Being, becoming, happening.

2) Present; समतीतं च भवच्च भावि च (samatītaṃ ca bhavacca bhāvi ca) R.8.78. -pron. a. (- f.) A respectful or honorific pronoun, translated by 'your honour', 'your lordship, worship or highness'; (oft. used in the sense of the second personal pronoun, but with the third person of the verb); अथवा कथं भवान् मन्यते (athavā kathaṃ bhavān manyate) M.1; भवन्त एव जानन्ति रघूणां च कुलस्थितिम् (bhavanta eva jānanti raghūṇāṃ ca kulasthitim) Uttararāmacarita 5.23; R.2.4;3.48;5.16. It is often joined to अत्र (atra) or तत्र (tatra) (see the words), and sometimes to स (sa) also; यन्मां विधेय- विषये सभवान्नियुङ्क्ते (yanmāṃ vidheya- viṣaye sabhavānniyuṅkte) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.9.

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

Bhavat (भवत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) Thou; but used as a respectful term of address, as Sir or Lord, and governing the verb in the third person. E. bhā to shine, ḍavatup Unadi aff. mfn. (-van-vantī-vat) 1. Present. 2. Being, existing. f. (-ntī) A poisoned arrow. E. bhū to be, participial aff. śatṛ .

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

1) Bhavat (भवत्):—[from bhava] a mf(antī)n. being, present, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mf., ([nominative case] bhavān, vatī; [vocative case] bhavan or bhos q.v.; f. vati; cf. [Manu-smṛti ii, 49]) your honour, your worship, your lordship or ladyship, you ([literally] ‘the gentleman or lady present’; cf. atraand tatra-bh; used respectfully for the 2nd [person] [pronoun], but properly with the 3rd and only exceptionally with the 2nd [person] of the verb e.g. bhavān dadātu, ‘let your highness give’; sometimes in [plural] to express greater courtesy e.g. bhavantaḥ pramāṇam, ‘your honour is an authority’), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.

3) Bhāvat (भावत्):—[=bhā-vat] mfn. possessing light, [Jaiminīya-upaniṣad]

4) Bhavat (भवत्):—[from bhū] b etc. See p.748etc.

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

Bhavat (भवत्):—[(vān-vatī-vat) a.] Thou; self. f. (ntī) Poisoned arrow. a. Being.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhavat (भवत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āma, Bhava, Bhavaṃta, Bho.

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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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