Ekavimshat, Ekaviṃśat: 5 definitions


Ekavimshat 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.

The Sanskrit term Ekaviṃśat can be transliterated into English as Ekavimsat or Ekavimshat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ekavimshat in Shaivism glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Shaivism)

Ekaviṃśat (एकविंशत्) refers to “twenty-one” (generations), according to the Niśvāsatattvasaṃhitā’s Uttarasūtra (5.54c-d).—Accordingly, “If one studies [these teachings], O goddess, one raises [out of Saṃsāra] twenty-one generations of one’s family (ekaviṃśat-kula)”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ekavimshat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ekaviṃśat (एकविंशत्).—[feminine] [plural], ekaviṃśati [feminine] sgl. (& [plural]) twenty-one.

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

Ekaviṃśat (एकविंशत्):—[=eka-viṃśat] [from eka] f. twenty-one, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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Ekavimshat 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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