Brahmatva: 10 definitions


Brahmatva 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Brahmatva (ब्रह्मत्व) refers to “Brahmā-hood”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.31. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, in the meantime a celestial voice arose, even as Dakṣa, the Devas and others were listening. The celestial Voice said:—‘[...] Satī is the beloved of Śiva, by meditating upon whose lotus-like feet for ever and by worshipping which, Brahmā attained his Brahmā-hood [viz., brahmatva]’”.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Brahmatva (ब्रह्मत्व).—

1) Absorption into the Supreme Spirit.

2) Divine nature.

3) Godhead.

4) The state of a Brāhmaṇa, Brāhmaṇahood.

Derivable forms: brahmatvam (ब्रह्मत्वम्).

See also (synonyms): brahmatā.

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

Brahmatva (ब्रह्मत्व).—n.

(-tvaṃ) 1. Identification with Brahma or God. 2. God-head. E. brahma Brahma, tva aff. of the abstract; also with tal aff. brahmatā, or with bhūya added brahmabhūya n. (-yaṃ) .

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

Brahmatva (ब्रह्मत्व).—i. e. brahman + tva, n. 1. Identification with, or state of, Brahman, Mahābhārata 13, 1361. 2. Godhead. 3. The rank of a Brāhmaṇa, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 23, 118.

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

Brahmatva (ब्रह्मत्व).—[neuter] [abstract] to 1 brahman & 2 brahman.

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

1) Brahmatva (ब्रह्मत्व):—[=brahma-tva] [from brahma > brahman] n. the office of the Brāhman or chief priest, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Brāhmanhood, [Rāmāyaṇa; Ratnāvalī]

3) [v.s. ...] the state of or identification with Brahmă, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

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

Brahmatva (ब्रह्मत्व):—(tvaṃ) 1. n. Identification with Brahmā or God; Godhead.

[Sanskrit to German]

Brahmatva in German

context information

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»] — Brahmatva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Brahmatva (ಬ್ರಹ್ಮತ್ವ):—

1) [noun] the state of identification of oneself with Brahma, the Supreme Being.

2) [noun] the state or fact of being Brahma.

3) [noun] the condition, rank or fact pf being a brāhmaṇa.

4) [noun] the office of the chief priest of a religious sacrifice.

context information

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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