Ekata, Ekatā, Eka-ta: 15 definitions

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Ekata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ekta.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ekata (एकत).—General information. An ancient sage. He was the son of the Maharṣi Gautama. He had two brothers, Dvita and Trita. (See full article at Story of Ekata from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ekata (एकत).—A son of Brahmā; came to see Kṛṣṇa at Syamantapañcaka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 84. 5.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ekatā (एकता) [=aikatā?] (Cf. Ekatva) refers to “loneliness” and represents one of the twelve pure reflections (bhāvanā), according to the Praśamaratiprakaraṇa 149-50 (p. 93-4).—Accordingly, “(A monk) should reflect, upon transcient [sic] nature of the world, helplessness, loneliness (aikatātathāikatā'nyatve), separateness of the self from non-self, impurity (of the body), cycle of births sand [sic] rebirths, inflow of Karmas and stoppage of inflow of Karmas; Shedding of stock of Karmas, constitution of the universe, nature of true religion, difficulty in obtaining enlightenment, which are (called) twelve pure Bhāvanās (reflections)”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkaṭa (एकट).—ad P Alone, solely, singly. Ex. ē0 jāṇyācī sōī nāhīṃ.

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ēkaṭā (एकटा).—a Alone, single, solitary. Pr. ēkaṭyācī ēka vāṭa A person quite single or sole may have oneness of course or will; or can do but one thing, move but in one way &c.

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

ēkaṭā (एकटा) [-lā, -ला].—a Alone, single, solitary. ēka- ṭyācī ēka vāṭa A person quite single can do but one thing, move but in one way.

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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

Ekatā (एकता).—Oneness, unity, union, identity. व्रजतोरपि प्रणयपूर्वमेकताम् (vrajatorapi praṇayapūrvamekatām) Śiśupālavadha 13.6.

See also (synonyms): ekatva.

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Ekata (एकत).—The first word of a Mantra (pratīka).

Derivable forms: ekataḥ (एकतः).

Ekata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and ta (त).

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

Ekatā (एकता).—f.

(-tā) Unity, oneness. E. eka and tal affix. or with tva aff. ekatva n.

(-tvaṃ)

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

Ekata (एकत).—[eka + ta], m. The name of a deity, Mahābhārata 12, 12772.

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Ekatā (एकता).—[eka + tā], f. 1. Unity, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 18, 9. 2. Harmony, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 33, 26. 3. Conjunction, Mahābhārata 3, 14272.

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

Ekata (एकत).—[masculine] [Name] of a cert. [mythological] being.

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Ekatā (एकता).—[feminine] unity, identity.

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

1) Ekatā (एकता):—[=eka-tā] [from eka] f. oneness, unity, union, coincidence, identity, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (ekatām api-√yā, to become one with [instr.] [Viṣṇu-purāṇa])

3) Ekata (एकत):—[from eka] m. Name of one of the three Āptyas, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā i, 23; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa i; Kāṭhaka] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] of a Brāhman, [Mahābhārata]

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

Ekatā (एकता):—(tā) 1. f. Oneness.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekata 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ekatā (एकता) [Also spelled ekta]:—(nf) oneness; unity, solidarity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkaṭa (ಏಕಟ):—[noun] the act or an instance of becoming one; unification; integration.

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Ēkata (ಏಕತ):—[noun] the state or fact of being alone.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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