Janmantara, Janmāntara, Janman-antara, Janmamtara: 14 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Janmāntara (जन्मान्तर) refers to “other [past] births”, according to Kṣemarāja’s commentary on the Svacchandatantra verse 4.142b.—Accordingly, “For the purpose of supernatural powers, from the past pure and impure [karma] that maintains the [current] body he should only purify the impure [portion] for him, for in this way (evam) the achievement of enjoyment comes about without any obstacles. As for the pure and impure [karma] that is accumulated in other [past] births (janmāntara-saṃcita) and which he will do in a [future] birth, all those should be purified for him according to the proclaimed procedure, like in the case of the Putraka, apart from [those karmas for] the propitiation of mantras. Therefore he said, [prākkarmāgāmi caikasthaṃ bhāvayitvā ca dīkṣayet (Svacchanda 4.142cd)]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Janmāntara (जन्मान्तर) refers to “another birth”, according to verse 11.39-45 of the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, [as the Goddess addresses Ādinātha ]: “I have seen this unique miracle which inspires wonder. Thus, you have attained another birth (janmāntara) from the belly of the fish. This, your excellent spiritual emanation, is graced with the name Matsyendra and this will be your great fame on the surface of the earth. Beloved, this is your lineage which goes by the name Pūrvāmnāya. It is like the reflection of the Western path. Adorned with the six divisions Ānanda, Āvali (and the rest), it gives success”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Janmāntara (जन्मान्तर) refers to “another life”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, just as birds stay in a tree, having come from another country, so sentient beings from another life (janmāntara) [stay] in the tree of a family”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
janmāntara (जन्मांतर).—n (S) Another state of existence; another birth (past or future). 2 Fortune, luck, destiny. Ex. myāṃ pālakhīnta basāvēṃ asēṃ mājhēṃ ja0 nāhīṃ. ja0 aṭhaviṇēṃ To review one's early life. ja0 upaṭaṇēṃ Used of the turning up of some fortune or luck, good or bad. ja0 kāḍhaṇēṃ To discover or find some original document about. ja0 sāmpaḍaṇēṃ -miḷaṇēṃ -hā- tāsa lāgaṇēṃ &c. (Such document) to be discovered or found. ja0 pāhaṇēṃ-śōdhaṇēṃ-tapāsaṇēṃ To look over one's janmapatrikā: also to look over one's worldly affairs. ja0 phuṭaṇēṃ g. of o. To lose one's good fortune or luck. janmāntarīṃ na ghaḍaṇēṃ or hōṇēṃ Not to occur in one's whole life-time.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
janmāntara (जन्मांतर).—n Another birth. Fortune, luck, destiny. janmāntarī na dhaḍaṇēṃ or hōṇēṃ Not to occur in one's whole life-time.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raṃ) 1. The other world. 2. Regeneration, another birth. E. janma, and antara difference.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Janmāntara (जन्मान्तर).—i. e. janman -antara, n. 1. A preceding existence, Mahābhārata 3, 2564. 2. A future existence, [Pañcatantra] ii. [distich] 185.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Janmāntara (जन्मान्तर).—[neuter] another birth or life. gata newborn.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Janmāntara (जन्मान्तर):—[from janma > janīya] n. ‘another birth or life’, a former life, [Mahābhārata iii, 2564; Kathāsaritsāgara xxiii, 49]
2) [v.s. ...] a future life, [Pañcatantra ii, 6, 42; Caurapañcāśikā; Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana i, 7 [Scholiast or Commentator]]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Janmāntara (जन्मान्तर):—[janmā+ntara] (raṃ) 1. n. Another birth.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Janmāṃtara (जन्मांतर) [Also spelled janmantar]:—(nm) another birth; ~[vāda] doctrine of rebirth; hence ~[vādī] (a and nm).
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Janmāṃtara (ಜನ್ಮಾಂತರ):—[noun] a new, next or previous birth or births; transmigration or rebirth of a soul.
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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