Jaganmaya, Jaganmāyā, Jagat-maya, Jagamaya: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

1) Jaganmāyā (जगन्माया) refers to the “wielder of illusion over the universe” and is used to describe the Goddess (Devī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.12. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] with various sorts of prayer [Dakṣa] eulogised and bowed to the Goddess (Devī) mother of the universe, [...] Be pleased, O primordial Goddess, be pleased, O Goddess in the form of Śiva; be pleased, O bestower of boons to the devotees; obeisance be to Thee, O wielder of illusion over the universe (jaganmāyā)”.

2) Jaganmaya (जगन्मय) refers to “one who is identical with the universe” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Staying there, Śiva of full self-control, started His activities of penance. With full concentration and alertness He thought on His own Self, the cause of mental knowledge, the eternal, the luminous, free from affliction, identical with the universe [i.e., jaganmaya], consciousness and Bliss, without a second and having no support. [...]”.

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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»] — Jaganmaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jaganmaya (जगन्मय).—i. e. jagat + maya, adj. Containing the universe, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 3762.

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

Jaganmaya (जगन्मय):—[=jagan-maya] [from jagan > jaga] mfn. containing the whole world, [Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii, 22, 21.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Jaganmaya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Jaganmaya (ಜಗನ್ಮಯ):—[adjective] pervading the whole of universe.

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Jaganmaya (ಜಗನ್ಮಯ):—[noun] The Supreme, who pervades the whole 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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