Jagaddhatri, Jagaddhātrī, Jagaddhātṛ, Jagat-dhatri, Jagaddhātri: 11 definitions


Jagaddhatri 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 Jagaddhātṛ can be transliterated into English as Jagaddhatr or Jagaddhatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Jagaddhatri in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Jagaddhātṛ (जगद्धातृ, “the sustainer of the world”).—One of the names of the Goddess, Devī, who is regarded as the female principle of the divine; the embodiement of the energies of the Gods.

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jagaddhātri (जगद्धात्रि) and Jagadyoni refers to the pair of God and Goddess appearing in the second Kalpa (aeon), according to the Kularatnoddyota.—Chapter nine of the Kularatnoddyota opens with the goddess asking how the Kula tradition (kulāmnāya) will be worshipped along with its mantras and Vidyās and who will bring it down (avatāraka) into the world in the various cosmic aeons (kalpa). After explaining that it is brought down into the world by incarnations or aspects of both the god and the goddess (aṃśamātra), the god goes on to list the names of these aspects—a goddess and her consort [i.e., Jaganmātṛ—Jagannātha]—in nineteen aeons (kalpa), many of which we recognize from the earlier version in the Tantrasadbhāva.—(cf. Jayadrathayāmala-tantra of the Kāpālikas).

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Jagaddhātṛ (जगद्धातृ) refers to the “creator of the universe”, and represents an epithet of Goddess Durgā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.11. Accordingly as Brahmā said to Nārada:—“[...] O Brahmin, best of my sons, listen attentively to what I did when the lord Viṣṇu went away. I began a continuous laudatory prayer of the Goddess Durgā, the beloved of Śiva, the creator of the universe (jagaddhātṛ), of the nature of Vidyā and Avidyā and identical with the pure supreme Brahman”.

2) Jagaddhātṛ (जगद्धातृ) (“creator of the universe”) also represents an epithet of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.30. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, in the meantime a celestial voice arose, even as Dakṣa, the Devas and others were listening. The celestial Voice said:—‘[...] Śiva alone is the creator of the universe [viz., Jagaddhātṛ], the lord of all lores, the upholder of the primordial learning and the lord, the most auspicious of the auspicious’”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jagaddhātrī (जगद्धात्री).—See Lalitā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 13. 17, 63.
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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»] — Jagaddhatri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jagaddhātṛ (जगद्धातृ).—m.

1) the creator of the world.

2) Brahmā.

Jagaddhātṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jagat and dhātṛ (धातृ). See also (synonyms): jagatkartṛ.

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Jagaddhātrī (जगद्धात्री).—

1) Durgā.

2) Sarasvatī.

Jagaddhātrī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jagat and dhātrī (धात्री).

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

Jagaddhātrī (जगद्धात्री).—f. (-trī) A name of Durga. E. jagat, and dhātrī a nurse.

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

Jagaddhātṛ (जगद्धातृ).—I. m. a name of Brahman. Ii. f. dhātrī, a name of Sarasvatī, Mārk. P. 23, 30.

— Cf. [Latin] con-ditor.

Jagaddhātṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jagat and dhātṛ (धातृ).

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

Jagaddhātṛ (जगद्धातृ).—[masculine] creator of the world, [Epithet] of [several] gods.

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

1) Jagaddhātṛ (जगद्धातृ):—[=jagad-dhātṛ] [from jagad > jaga] m. ‘world-creator’, Viṣṇu, [Brahma-purāṇa ii, 10, 18 and 18, 3; Varāha-purāṇa clxix, 2.]

2) Jagaddhātrī (जगद्धात्री):—[=jagad-dhātrī] [from jagad > jaga] f. ‘world-nurse’, Sarasvatī, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa xxiii, 30]

3) [v.s. ...] Durgā, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Jagaddhātrī (जगद्धात्री):—(trī) 3. f. Durgā.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jagaddhatri in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jagaddhātri (ಜಗದ್ಧಾತ್ರಿ):—[noun] Durga, the Mother-Universe.

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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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