Dhyata, Dhyāta: 9 definitions

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Dhyata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Dhyāta (ध्यात) refers to “meditating” (on the Devīs), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 11.1-24ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Tumburu]—“[...] The Devīs are white, red, yellow, and black, four-faced, four armed, three eyed, and in [their] hands bear golden hatchets, sticks and rosaries. [...] [When one] worships and meditates (dhyāta) on [the Devīs, as they] stand in the cardinal directions, [the Devīs grant the practitioner] the fruits of siddhi. However, those who are Dūtīs bear a form adorned with one face, two arms, and three eyes. Adorning [them is] hair, shorn with scissors. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dhyāta (ध्यात) refers to the “meditator”, and is used to describe Kumāra / Kārttikeya (i.e., Śiva’s son), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.6 (“The miraculous feat of Kārttikeya”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin named Nārada said to Kumāra (Kārttikeya): “[...] O Skanda, you are the protector of all, the knower of all and the lord of all and Īśāna. By your penetration you protect all. You alone are the knower of music, the great lord and knower of the Vedas. You are all-in-all, the creator, the lord of the gods and the goal of the good. You are the joy of Pārvatī, the son of Śiva. You are the perfect wisdom, the self-ruler, the meditator (dhyāta) and the object of meditation. You are the father of the fathers and the source of origin of good souls. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhyāta (ध्यात).—p S Thought, meditated, contemplated.

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dhyātā (ध्याता).—a (S) That meditates, reflects, contemplates &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dhyāta (ध्यात).—p Thought, meditated, contemplat- ed.

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dhyātā (ध्याता).—a That meditates.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhyāta (ध्यात).—&c. See under ध्यै (dhyai); ध्यातं वित्तमहर्निशं नियमितप्राणैर्न शम्भोः पदम् (dhyātaṃ vittamaharniśaṃ niyamitaprāṇairna śambhoḥ padam) Bhartṛhari 3.13.

See also (synonyms): dhyāna, dhyānika.

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Dhyāta (ध्यात).—p. p. [dhyai-kta] Thought of, meditated or reflected upon.

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

Dhyāta (ध्यात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Thought, meditated. E. dhyai to meditate affix kta.

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

Dhyāta (ध्यात):—[from dhyai] mfn. thought of, meditated on [Brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Dhyāta (ध्यात):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Meditated.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dhyāta (ध्यात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jhāia.

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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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