Japta: 6 definitions
Japta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Japta (जप्त) refers to “repeating” (a formula/mantra), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Pārvatī: “O goddess, listen to the wonderful efficacy of this formula on hearing which Śiva becomes excessively pleased. This formula is a king of all formulas. It yields all cherished desires, bestows all worldly pleasures and salvation, and appeals much to Śiva. Repeating [i.e., japta] this formula in accordance with the injunctions you shall propitiate Śiva. He will certainly appear before you”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Japta (जप्त) refers to “empowering (a mantra)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 19.117-120, while describing the protection of the kingdom’s animals]—“[...] White mustard seed, empowered with the Mantra (mantra-japta) [placed] on the throat or head protects the elephants, [so that they] are liberated from all disease. In this way, he should conduct [rites of] protection for all goats and cows, etc.”.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
japta (जप्त).—a ( A) Seized, sequestrated, attached.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
japta (जप्त).—a Sequestered, seized, attached.
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: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Japta (जप्त):—[from jap] a mfn. = pita, [Mahābhārata v, 7047; Naiṣadha-carita xi, 26]
2) [v.s. ...] whispered over, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā iii, 72.]
3) b ptavya, etc. See √jap.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Japta (ಜಪ್ತ):—[noun] = ಜಪ್ತಿ [japti].
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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The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
The Practice Manual of Noble Tārā Kurukullā (by Dharmachakra Translation Committee)
Naishadha-charita of Shriharsha (by Krishna Kanta Handiqui)
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)