Jagadananda, Jagadānanda, Jagat-ananda: 4 definitions


Jagadananda 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»] — Jagadananda in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jagadānanda (जगदानन्द) refers to the “bliss of the universe”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to Thee the blue-necked, the creator, the supreme soul, the universe, the seed of the universe and the cause of the bliss of the universe (i.e., jagadānanda-hetu). You are Oṃkāra, Vaṣaṭkāra, the initiator of enterprises, Hantakāra, Svadhākāra and the partaker of Havya and Kavya offerings always”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Jagadananda in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jagadānanda (जगदानन्द) means “beautiful with cosmic bliss”, according to Abhinavagupta’s Tantrāloka:—Accordingly, “[...] And that (emission) itself is God (bhagavat) whose nature shines perpetually within and is endowed with the energy of the centre, which is full of the current of all the things within (him). Beautiful with Cosmic Bliss (jagadānanda) generated from (his own) essential nature (that he has) aroused by (his) own will, he shines perpetually, beautiful with the juice (rasa) (of the aesthetic savor) of complete emission. That is the (pulsing) union (saṃghaṭṭa) of Śiva and Śakti said to be (their) love (sneha)”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Jagadananda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Jagadānanda (जगदानन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—wrote on Nyāya. Oppert. 178.

2) Jagadānanda (जगदानन्द):—Kṛtyakaumudī. L. 695.

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

Jagadānanda (जगदानन्द):—[=jagad-ānanda] [from jagad > jaga] mfn. rejoicing the world, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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