Jataveda, Jātaveda, Jata-veda: 14 definitions


Jataveda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jataveda in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jātaveda (जातवेद).—Three sons of Purūravas, born from Agni (fire). They are called the Jātavedas. (Bhāgavata, Skandha 9).

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jātaveda (जातवेद) [=Jātavedas?] refers to “fire”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Menā eulogised Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā):—“[...] You are the great power latent in fire [i.e., jātavedajātavedogataśaktirugrā]; you are the burning power of the sun’s rays; you are the pleasing power of the extensive moonlight. O Goddess, I bow to you. To good women you manifest yourself as their beloved; to persons of perfect self-control and sublimation you manifest yourself as eternal; to the entire universe you manifest as desire; as of Viṣṇu you are the Māyā so you are of Śiva. You assume different forms as you please for the purpose of creation, sustenance and annihilation and give birth to the bodies of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva. You, of such potentiality, be pleased. Obeisance to you again”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Jātaveda (जातवेद).—The Agni born of araṇis, as son to Pūrūravas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 16-17; IX. 14. 46.
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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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jātaveda (जातवेद) refers to the “sacrificial fire”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(Now) I will talk about the Southern House, which is that of Bhairava. The authority (here) is the Bhairava of Aghoreśvarī. Endowed with thirty-two energies, (he is) Navātman accompanied by Bhairavī, the group of eight Bhairavas and the eight Mothers, Brahmāṇī and the rest, Śikhārāja, the Five Suns, the long vowels, and is adorned with Jātaveda (the sacrificial fire). (Accompanied by) the Five Praṇavas and the thirty-two Bhairavas, he is the lord there in the south”.

Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta

Jātaveda (जातवेद) refers to one of the eight forms of fire (agni) to be assigned to the body parts of the worshipper during preliminary rites before Dīkṣā: an important ritual of Śāktism described in the Śāradātilaka-tantra, chapters III-V. The various tongues (jihvās) of fire are assigned to the various limbs of the body of the worshipper. The eight forms of fire (viz. Jātaveda) are assigned to the body of the worshipper.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The god of fire. The Jatakas (E.g., J.i.214, 494; iii.17; v.452; vi.201, etc.) contain references to his worship. See Aggi. He is also called Aggideva.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Jataveda in India is the name of a plant defined with Plumbago zeylanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plumbago scandens L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden (1985)
· Prodr. Fl. SW. Afr. (1967)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jātaveda : (m.) fire.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Jātaveda refers to: (cp. Vedic jātaveda=Agni) fire S. I, 168; Sn. 462 (kaṭṭhā jāyati j.) Ud. 93; J. I, 214; II, 326= IV. 471; V, 326; VI, 204, 578; Vism. 171; DA. I, 226; DhA. I, 44 (nirindhana, without fuel);

Note: jātaveda is a Pali compound consisting of the words jāta and veda.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jātavēda (जातवेद).—m (Poetry.) Fire. Ex. maga bharathēṃ cētavilā jā0.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

jātavēda (जातवेद).—m (Poetry.) Fire.

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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 dictionary

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

Jātaveda (जातवेद):—[=jāta-veda] [from jāta] mfn. granting wages ([Scholiast or Commentator]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 7, 13.]

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Jataveda in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jātavēda (ಜಾತವೇದ):—

1) [noun] the state or process of combustion, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and usu. give out bright light and heat; fire.

2) [noun] (pros.) a meter having one short syllable coming in between two long ones (-u-).

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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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