Jarat: 6 definitions


Jarat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Jarat (जरत्) refers to an “aged person”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: he, “the ageing Draviḍa (jarat-draviḍa) religious man” “demeans Durgā with his prayers for the boon of sovereignty over the Southern lands”; “he had copied a hymn to Durgā on a strip of cloth”, “he had collected palm-leaf manuscripts of spells, Tantras and jugglery the letters of which were written in red lac and fumigated with smoke” [...].

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jarat (जरत्).—a.

1) Old, aged, decayed.

2) Infirm, decrepit. -m. An old man.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jarat (जरत्).—mfn. (-ran-ratī-rat) 1. Old, ancient, advanced in years. 2. Infirm, decayed. m. (-ran) An old man. f. (-tī) An old woman. E. jṝ to be or become old, participial affix śatṛ.

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

1) Jarat (जरत्):—[from jara] mf(atī)n. ([present participle] √1. jṝ, [Pāṇini 3-2, 104]) old, ancient, infirm, decayed, dry (as herbs), no longer frequented (as temples) or in use, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda] etc. (often in [compound] [Pāṇini 2-1, 49] [Kauśika-sūtra; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra iv, 2; Mahābhārata] etc.)

2) [v.s. ...] former, [Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya iv, 53; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. = [Greek] γέρων an old man, [Śakuntalā] ([varia lectio]), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lxxv.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jarat (जरत्):—[(n-tī-t) a.] Old, infirm.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Jarat (जरत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Jara.

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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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