Jatabhara, aka: Jata-bhara, Jaṭabhāra; 4 Definition(s)


Jatabhara 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

[Jatabhara in Shilpashastra glossaries]

Jatabhara—(Variation of Shiva’s hairstyle) The word means “burden of braids” and the hairstyle is usually characterized by a large number of penitential plaits worn in a bunch on the side, as in Shiva-Dakshina-Murti.

(Source): Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Jatabhara in Marathi glossaries]

jaṭābhāra (जटाभार).—m (S) A mass of matted locks tufted on the crown. Ex. ja0 bāḷagalyānēṃ sādhutva yēta nāhīṃ; sāvaruniyā ja0 || vari mukuṭa ghātalā sundara ||.

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

jaṭābhāra (जटाभार).—m A mass of jaṭā tufted on the crown.

(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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Jatabhara in Sanskrit glossaries]

Jaṭabhāra (जटभार).—mass of braided hair.

Derivable forms: jaṭabhāraḥ (जटभारः).

Jaṭabhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jaṭa and bhāra (भार).

(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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