Dharmatattva, Dharma-tattva: 5 definitions


Dharmatattva 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Dharmatattva (धर्मतत्त्व) refers to the “essence of morality”. It is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti and the Baudhāyana-dharmasūtra.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Dharmatattva (धर्मतत्त्व) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Kamalākara. Hall. p. 177.

2) Dharmatattva (धर्मतत्त्व):—by Kamalākara. This is a collective title of 10 treatises of his, namely Vrata, Dāna, Karmavipāka, Śānti, Pūrta, Ācāra, Vyavahāra, Prāyaścitta, Śūdradharma, Tīrthavidhi. Bik. 500.

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

1) Dharmatattva (धर्मतत्त्व):—[=dharma-tattva] [from dharma > dhara] n. the real essence of the l° (-tas ind. in a manner entirely corresponding to the l°, [Mahābhārata viii, 229])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [work] by Kamalākara

3) [v.s. ...] of a modern [work] [Religious Thought and Life in India 510 n. 1]

[Sanskrit to German]

Dharmatattva 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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