Jatavedas, Jātavedas, Jata-vedas: 9 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jatavedas in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jātavedas (जातवेदस्) [=Jātaveda?] 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., jātavedasjātavedogataśaktirugrā]; 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”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Jatavedas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jātavedas (जातवेदस्).—m. an epithet of fire (or of the sun); विप्रेभिरस्तोष्ट जातवेदाः (viprebhirastoṣṭa jātavedāḥ) Ṛgveda 1.77.5; Kumārasambhava 2.46; Śiśupālavadha 2.51; R.12.14;15.72; Kirātārjunīya 13.11; the word is variously explained; cf. Nir. --जातवेदाः कस्मात् जातानि वेद, जातानि वै नं विदुः, जाते जाते विद्यते इति वा, जातवित्तो वा जातधनो, जातविद्यो वा जातप्रज्ञानो यत्तज्जातः पशूनविन्दतेति तज्जात- वेदसो जातवेदस्त्वमिति ब्राह्मणम् (jātavedāḥ kasmāt jātāni veda, jātāni vai naṃ viduḥ, jāte jāte vidyate iti vā, jātavitto vā jātadhano, jātavidyo vā jātaprajñāno yattajjātaḥ paśūnavindateti tajjāta- vedaso jātavedastvamiti brāhmaṇam).

Jātavedas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāta and vedas (वेदस्).

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

Jātavedas (जातवेदस्).—m.

(-dāḥ) Agni or fire. E. jāta born, veda a Veda, asun Unadi affix or jāta kind, sort, and vid to know, or comprehend, affix as before: one legend makes the Vedas to have issued from the mouth of Agni. jātaṃ sadyojātaṃ vindati prāpnoti vida-lābhe asun .

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

Jātavedas (जातवेदस्).—[jāta-vedas], and jātaveda jātaveda ([Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 7, 13), m. 1. The producer of wealth(?), Chr. 289, 1 = [Rigveda.] i. 50, 1. 2. Fire, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 5, 10, 5.

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

Jātavedas (जातवेदस्).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Agni (knower or possessor of all beings); in [later language] also = fire.

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

1) Jātavedas (जातवेदस्):—[=jāta-vedas] [from jāta] a mfn. ([from] √vid [class] 6) ‘having whatever is born or created as his property’, ‘all-possessor’ (or [from] √vid cl.2. ‘knowing [or known by] all created beings’; cf. [Nirukta, by Yāska vii, 19; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa ix, 5, 1, 68; Mahābhārata ii, 1146 etc.]; Name of Agni), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] b [according to] to some,‘sage, wise’

3) [v.s. ...] m. fire, [Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Jātavedas (जातवेदस्):—[jāta-vedas] (dāḥ) 5. m. Agni or fire.

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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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