Ekatara, Ēkatārā, Ekatārā: 7 definitions



Ekatara 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.

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: eScholarship: Gāruḍa Medicine

Ekatarā (एकतरा) is the name of a Goddess capable of destroying snakes and has Garuḍa as one of her three faces, according to the pañcaviṃśatihṛdayācakra chapter of the Jayadrathayāmala. An alternative Ekatarā goddess is described in the fourth division of the text, this one having four faces, but similarly associated with mastery of snakes.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkatārā (एकतारा).—a Of one chord or string--a musical instrument.

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ēkatārā (एकतारा).—m A monochord. 2 An unrivaled or a peerless star. A term of praise for a person of brilliant performances or powers.

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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

Ekatara (एकतर).—(n. °taram)

1) One of two, either; P.VII. 1.26, Vart.

2) Other, different.

3) One of many.

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

Ekatara (एकतर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Either, one of two. 2. Other, different. E. eka and ḍatarac affix of the comparative.

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

Ekatara (एकतर).—[eka + tara], adj., f. , n. ram, One of two, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 6, 12.

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

Ekatara (एकतर).—[adjective] one of two.

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

1) Ekatara (एकतर):—[=eka-tara] [from eka] mfn. (n. am, not at by [vArttika] on [Pāṇini 7-1, 26]) one of two, either, other, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (rarely) one of many, [Dāy.; Kādambarī]

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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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