Brahmatattva, Brahman-tattva: 6 definitions


Brahmatattva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Brahmatattva (ब्रह्मतत्त्व) refers to “categorical knowledge of brahma”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmatattva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmatattva (ब्रह्मतत्त्व).—the true knowledge of the Supreme Spirit.

Derivable forms: brahmatattvam (ब्रह्मतत्त्वम्).

Brahmatattva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and tattva (तत्त्व).

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

Brahmatattva (ब्रह्मतत्त्व).—n.

(-ttvaṃ) The true knowledge of Supreme Spirit. E. brahma and tattva truth.

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

Brahmatattva (ब्रह्मतत्त्व):—[=brahma-tattva] [from brahma > brahman] n. the true knowledge of Brahmă, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Brahmatattva (ब्रह्मतत्त्व):—[brahma-tattva] (ttvaṃ) 1. n. Knowledge of God.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmatattva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmatattva (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮತತ್ತ್ವ):—

1) [noun] the universal principle that sustains the entire universe.

2) [noun] knowledge of this.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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