Jagadambika, Jagadambikā, Jagat-ambika: 5 definitions


Jagadambika 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jagadambika in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jāgadambikā (जागदम्बिका) refers to the “mother of the universe” and is used to describe Satī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.29. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Satī thus commanded to mount the decorated bull, bedecked herself and started for her father’s abode. [...] The heroic attendants, favourites of Śiva sang songs of praise of Śiva and Śivā and jumped in their joy with hearts of childish innocence. In every respect the departure of the mother of the universe (jāgadambikā) was very glorious. The three worlds became filled with pleasing sounds”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jagadambikā (जगदम्बिका).—A Devi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 12. 59; 30. 4 and 44.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jagadambika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jagadambikā (जगदम्बिका).—Name of Durgā.

Jagadambikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jagat and ambikā (अम्बिका). See also (synonyms): jagadambā.

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

Jagadambikā (जगदम्बिका):—[=jagad-ambikā] [from jagad > jaga] f. ‘world-mother’, Durgā, [Bhagavatī-gītā]

[Sanskrit to German]

Jagadambika 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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