Dravat, Drāvat: 8 definitions


Dravat 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Drāvat (द्रावत्) (Cf. Drāvantī) refers to “(causing to) flow”, 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, “[...] Her form is the Triangle and her plane unlimited ability. She is enflamed by the burning Point. Causing (nectar) to flow (drāvayantīsā drāvanty amṛtaughaiḥ), she floods the entire plane of the universe with dense currents of nectar. Active in the utterance (of mantra that takes place) in the centre, she pervades all things with the mass of (her) red and beautiful rays. [...]”.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dravat (द्रवत्).—a.

1) Running, swift.

2) Trickling, oozing.

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

Dravat (द्रवत्).—mfn. (-van-vantī-vat) 1. Trickling, oozing. 2. Running, flowing. 3. Going. f. (-ntī) 1. A river in general. 2. A medicinal plant, (Anthericum tuberosum.) E. dru to go, affix śatṛ .

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

Dravat (द्रवत्).—[adverb] speedily, quickly.

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

1) Dravat (द्रवत्):—[from drava] mfn. running, swift, [Ṛg-veda] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] trickling, oozing, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [from drava] ind. quickly, speedily.

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

Dravat (द्रवत्):—[(n-ntī-t) p.] Flowing. f. A river; Anthericum tuberosum.

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Dravat 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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