Jagat; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


Jagat (जगत्).—The universe as issuing from the mind and body of Brahmā;1 Agniṣomātmakam2 born of Viṣṇu and abides in Viṣṇu.3 Spatial description of; its relation to Īśvara and other creations.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 27.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 72. 50; Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 51.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 1. 4, 31.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 156-86.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Jagat, (nt.) (Vedic jagat, intens. of gam, see gacchati) the world, the earth A. II, 15, 17 (jagato gati); S. I, 186 (jagatogadha plunged into the world). (Page 277)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Marathi-English dictionary

jagat (जगत्).—n S The whole world, the universe. 2 The earth or its inhabitants; man or his world.

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

jagat (जगत्).—n The universe; the earth or its inhabitants.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jagat (जगत्).—a. (- f.)

1) Moving, movable; सूर्य आत्मा जगतस्तस्थुषश्च (sūrya ātmā jagatastasthuṣaśca) Rv.1.115.1; इदं विश्वं जगत्सर्वमजगच्चापि यद्भवेत् (idaṃ viśvaṃ jagatsarvamajagaccāpi yadbhavet) Mb. -m. Wind, air. -n. The world, the universe; जगतः पितरौ वन्दे पार्वतीपरमेश्वरो (jagataḥ pitarau vande pārvatīparameśvaro) R.1.1.

2) 'The world of the soul', body; Māl.5.2.

3) A multitude of animals. ...... स्याज्जगद्विष्टपे पुमान् । इङ्गे वायौ ना जङ्गमे मृगषण्डेऽ प्ययं त्रिषु (syājjagadviṣṭape pumān | iṅge vāyau nā jaṅgame mṛgaṣaṇḍe' pyayaṃ triṣu) | Nm.

-tī (dual) Heaven and the lower world.

(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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