Jagadguru, aka: Jagat-guru; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

[Jagadguru in Nyaya glossaries]

Jagadguru (जगद्गुरु) is the name of an undatable writer of Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika system.—D.C. Bhaṭṭācārya mentions three writers Jagadguru, Ravīśvara and Nyāyabhāṣyakāra, who flourished before Gaṅgeśa. (cf. Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Vol. II, p.685)

(Source): Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[Jagadguru in Hinduism glossaries]

One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "Preceptor Of The Universe"

(Source): humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Jagadguru in Marathi glossaries]

jagadguru (जगद्गुरु).—m (S) A title of the Supreme Being as the Teacher or Enlightener of his creatures. Applied also to any eminent gurū.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

[Jagadguru in Sanskrit glossaries]

Jagadguru (जगद्गुरु).—

1) the Supreme deity.

2) Śiva.

3) Nārada.

4) Brahmās

5) Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: jagadguruḥ (जगद्गुरुः).

Jagadguru is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jagat and guru (गुरु).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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