Caryanatha, Caryānātha, Caryanātha, Carya-natha: 4 definitions


Caryanatha 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Charyanatha.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Caryanatha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Caryānātha (चर्यानाथ) [=Caryanātha?] is associated with the sacred seat of Pūrṇagiri (pūrṇapīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly:—“Pūrṇapīṭha is called Sound. Endowed with all the energies, it is yellow and on the path on the left. (The Mother there is) Pūrṇāmbā and is the Mantrapīṭha. The three worlds bow to the famed Caryānātha (who resides here). The tree, (well) known on the surface of the earth, is called Kārañja. The mother here is called Carcikā. The cave is called Vyāghrā; (well) known in the three worlds, it bestows accomplishment to Kaulikas. Śrīnātha is there in (that) sacred seat, his nine-fold body replete;he is famed in the Middle Lineage. [...]”.

2) Caryānātha (चर्यानाथ) or Jālākhya is the name of the ‘Lord of the Kula’ associated with Jālandhara, one the eight Sacred Seats (pīṭha), according to the Yogakhaṇḍa (chapter 14) of the Manthānabhairavatantra.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Caryanatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caryānātha (चर्यानाथ):—[=caryā-nātha] [from caryā > car] m. Name of a sage, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Caryanatha in German

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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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