Jatakarman, Jātakarman, Jata-karman: 8 definitions

Introduction

Jatakarman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Society State and Polity: A Survey

Jātakarman (जातकर्मन्) refers to the “rituals at childbirth” and represents one of the sixteen saṃskāras, or “ceremonies” accompanying the individual during the Gṛhastha (householder) stage of the Āśrama way of life. These ceremonies (eg., jātakarman-saṃskāra) are community affairs and at each ceremony relations and friends gather for community eating.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Jāta-karman.—(EI 4), a ceremony performed at the birth of a child. Note: jāta-karman is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jātakarman (जातकर्मन्).—n. a ceremony performed at the birth of a child; Ms.2.27,29; R.3.18.

Jātakarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāta and karman (कर्मन्).

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

Jātakarman (जातकर्मन्).—n. (-rma) 1. A ceremony performed when the navel string is divided, touching the infant’s tongue thrice with ghee, with appropriate prayers, &c. 2. Delivery &c. of a newborn infant. E. jāta born, and karman rite.

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

Jātakarman (जातकर्मन्).—n. the ceremony on the birth of a child, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 27.

Jātakarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāta and karman (कर्मन्).

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

Jātakarman (जातकर्मन्).—[neuter] the ceremony after 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. 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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