Caturvidha, Catur-vidha: 13 definitions
Caturvidha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturvidha.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Caturvidha (चतुर्विध) refers to the “four types of living beings”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess said: “[...] That great power (mahat) is Viṣṇu and (its) form is energy (śaktibimba) that abides threefold. [...] Satisfaction (of all desires is attained) by means of that nectar and there is no rebirth. I am she who is threefold as emanation, persistence and withdrawal. I pervade the entire universe and the four types of living beings [i.e., caturvidha]. Why do you praise (me)? Why do you meditate on me? Who else apart from me has authority? Who are you (heralded thus) with hymns and words (of praise)?”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Caturvidha (चतुर्विध) refers to the “fourfold division (of meditation)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Now the fourfold division (caturvidha). It is as follows: A detailed definition of meditation which is considered as fourfold by the lords of mendicants (i.e. the Jinas) whose delusion is destroyed [and] who are familiar with meditation [is] in the Pūrva collection and the other Aṅgas. Nowadays no-one is capable of describing even a hundredth part of that (i.e. the detailed meditation). Therefore, the very well-known meaning which is only a hint is described here”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
caturvidha (चतुर्विध).—a (S) Of four kinds, sorts, ways. Hence Of all kinds or sorts.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
caturvidha (चतुर्विध).—a Of four kinds, sorts, ways. Hence of all kinds or sorts.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Caturvidha (चतुर्विध).—a. of four sorts or kinds, four-fold.
Caturvidha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and vidha (विध).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) Of four sorts or kinds, in four ways. E. catur, and vidha kind.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Caturvidhā (चतुर्विधा).—adj. quadruple, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 12.
Caturvidhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms catur and vidhā (विधा).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Caturvidha (चतुर्विध).—[adjective] fourfold; [neuter] [adverb]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Caturvidha (चतुर्विध):—[=catur-vidha] [from catur > catasṛ] mfn. (cat) fourfold, of 4 sorts or kinds, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa vii; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Caturvidha (चतुर्विध):—[catur-vidha] (dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) a. Four-fold.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Caturvidha (ಚತುರ್ವಿಧ):—[adjective] of four
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Caturvidha (ಚತುರ್ವಿಧ):—[noun] (pl.) four
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Caturvidhaanna, Caturvidhahara, Caturvidhaharamaya, Caturvidhajati, Caturvidhajiva, Caturvidham, Caturvidhamukti, Caturvidhapada, Caturvidhapadavi, Caturvidhasamshayodbheda, Caturvidhavadya.
Ends with: Mithyacaturvidha.
Full-text (+1): Caturvidhya, Catubbidha, Caturvidhasamshayodbheda, Caturvidham, Caturvidhaharamaya, Sthanacaturvidhashloka, Vadyabhanda, Mithyacaturvidha, Gativritti, Vidha, Sukritin, Bhutagrama, Kuticaka, Dhanurveda, Kshina, Kshinamoha, Munishvara, Ahara, Varga, Vartta.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 7.16 < [Chapter 7 - Vijñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Realization of Transcendental Knowledge)]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 126 [Cidambaragatā Śakti’s four forms in Gross body] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 22 [Nine Māṇas (measure of Time)] < [Chapter 1 - First Vimarśa]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Story of the fabulous gifts of Bindu < [Part 2 - Fulfilling the wishes of all beings]
Part 3 - Regressing or non-regressing Bodhisattva < [Chapter VIII - The Bodhisattvas]
I. Acquiring precedence over the Śrāvakas and Pratyekabuddhas < [Part 3 - Acquiring precedence, etc.]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
Knowledge (pramāṇa) [in Charaka philosophy] < [Chapter 6 - Source of Knowledge (pramāṇa)]
Perception (pratyakṣa) [in Charaka philosophy] < [Chapter 6 - Source of Knowledge (pramāṇa)]
Narayaniya (Narayaneeyam) (by Vishwa Adluri)