Dhyanatatpara, Dhyānatatpara, Dhyana-tatpara: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dhyanatatpara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhyānatatpara (ध्यानतत्पर) (Cf. Dhyānapara) refers to “one engaged in meditation”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Staying there, Śiva of full self-control, started His activities of penance. With full concentration and alertness He thought on His own Self, the cause of mental knowledge, the eternal, the luminous, free from affliction, identical with the universe, consciousness and Bliss, without a second and having no support. When Śiva began His meditation, the Pramathas also began their meditation [i.e., dhyānatatpara] as well as some Gaṇas, Nandin, Bhṛṅgi etc. Some of the Gaṇas rendered service to Śiva, the Supreme Self. Some of them became His gatekeepers. They observed silence and did not shout. [...]”.

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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»] — Dhyanatatpara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhyānatatpara (ध्यानतत्पर).—a. lost in thought, absorbed in meditation, contemplative.

Dhyānatatpara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhyāna and tatpara (तत्पर). See also (synonyms): dhyānaniṣṭha, dhyānapara.

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

Dhyānatatpara (ध्यानतत्पर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Reflecting. E. dhyāna, and tatpara absorbed in.

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

Dhyānatatpara (ध्यानतत्पर).—[adjective] lost in thought.

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

Dhyānatatpara (ध्यानतत्पर):—[=dhyāna-tatpara] [from dhyāna > dhyai] mfn. lost in m°, thoughtful, [Mahābhārata]

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

Dhyānatatpara (ध्यानतत्पर):—[dhyāna-tatpara] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Meditative.

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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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