Cetri, Cetṛ: 3 definitions


Cetri 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.

The Sanskrit term Cetṛ can be transliterated into English as Cetr or Cetri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chetri.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cetṛ (चेतृ) refers to the “conscious perceiver”, 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, “Above [Śiva] is the tranquil (energy called) Śivā. [...] If he desires liberation, the one who possesses (this) glory should abide on that plane. [...] Then comes liberation in the venerable Śrīkrama. Beyond that is the Transmental. He should contemplate [i.e., saṃcintya] pure consciousness (cinmātra) in this way until the mind becomes nothing at all. After that if he contemplates the supreme state of power (śakti), even just a little, he spontaneously realises the Self and, himself the conscious perceiver (cetṛ), discerns (all things)”.

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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

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

Cetṛ (चेतृ).—[masculine] avenger.

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

1) Cetṛ (चेतृ):—[from ci] 1. cetṛ m. an observer, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad vi, 11.]

2) [from ci] 2. cetṛ m. a revenger, [Ṛg-veda vii, 60, 5.]

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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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