Jatamatra, Jātamātra, Jata-matra: 11 definitions
Jatamatra means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Jātamātra (जातमात्र) refers to the “time of one’s birth”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to the Gods: “[...] Kṛṣṇa will beget Kāma in Rukmiṇī when he goes to Dvārakā and begins to procreate children. His name will certainly be Pradyumna. The demon Śambara will abduct the boy at the time of his very birth [i.e., jātamātra]. After abducting the boy, the great demon, Śambara, will throw him in the sea. The foolish fellow will take him for dead and will return to his city. [...]”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Jātamātra (जातमात्र) refers to one of the “four mountains” (Parvata), according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes
Jātamātra (जातमात्र) refers to the “moment of birth”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly: “He should ask for consecration after [recitation of] this verse: ‘Just as all the Tathāgatas were bathed as soon as [they were] born (jātamātra), so I shall bathe [you] in purity with divine water’ [...]”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Jātamātra (जातमात्र).—a. just born.
Jātamātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāta and mātra (मात्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-traḥ-trī-traṃ) What is just born, or merely born. n.
(-traṃ) As soon as born, the instant of birth. E. jāta, and mātrac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jātamātra (जातमात्र).—adj., f. rā, just born, immediately after one’s birth or beginning, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Jātamātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāta and mātra (मात्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jātamātra (जातमात्र).—[adjective] just born.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Jātamātra (जातमात्र):—[=jāta-mātra] [from jāta] mf(ā)n. just or merely born, [Manu-smṛti ix, 106; Mahābhārata i]
2) [v.s. ...] just or merely arisen or appeared, [Pañcatantra; Daśakumāra-carita; Vāyu-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Jātamātra (जातमात्र):—[jāta-mātra] (traḥ-trī-traṃ) a. Just or newly born, as soon as born.
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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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