Jathara, Jaṭhara, Jāṭhara: 16 definitions


Jathara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Jaṭhara (जठर) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “belly”. It is used in Yoga.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Jaṭhara (जठर).—A very erudite brahmin scholar in Vedic lore. Jaṭhara was a prominent figure at the serpent yajña held by Janamejaya. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 53, Verse 8).

2) Jaṭhara (जठर).—A mountain within the ranges of Mahāmeru. On the eastern side of Mahāmeru there exist two mountains called Jaṭhara and Devakūṭa, 18,000 yojanas in extent and 2000 yojanas high. On the western side of Meru are the mountains called Pavamāna and Pāriyātra, on the southern side Kailāsa and Karavīra, and on the northern side Triśṛṅga and Makaragiri. (Devī Bhāgavata, 8th Skandha).

3) Jaṭhara (जठर).—An urban region in ancient India.

4) Jāṭhara (जाठर).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Stanza 128).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Jaṭhara (जठर).—A mountain on the East of Meru;1 connects Nīla and Naiṣadha hills.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 27; Vāyu-purāṇa 35. 8; 42. 20.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 41.

2) Jāṭhara (जाठर).—The fire originating in waters; this exists in the men's bellies and cannot be put out by waters; burns without fuel; it has no jvāla or glow.1 Father of Vidvānagni.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 24. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 53. 8, 10.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 34.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Jaṭhara (जठर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.41, IX.44.57, IX.44.70) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Jaṭhara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: academia.edu: The Śaiva Yogas and Their Relation to Other Systems of Yoga

Jaṭhara (जठर, “stomach”) refers to one of the sixteen types of “locus” or “support” (ādhāra) according to the Netratantra. These ādhāras are called so because they “support” or “localise” the self and are commonly identified as places where breath may be retained. They are taught in two different setups: according to the tantraprakriyā and according to the kulaprakriyā. Jaṭhara belongs to the latter system.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Google Books: Origin of the Life of a Human Being

Jāṭhara (जाठर).—The fire called jāṭhara is situated in the sūryamaṇḍala, which is wthin the somamaṇḍala, which itself is in the navel (nābhimadhye).

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jaṭhara : (m.; nt.) the belly; the stomach.

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

Jaṭhara, (m. nt.) (Vedic jaṭhara, to *gelt=*gelbh (see gabbha), cp. Goth. kilpei uterus, Ags. cild=E. child) the belly Miln. 175. (Page 278)

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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

jaṭhara (जठर).—n (S) The stomach.

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jāṭhara (जाठर).—a S Relating to the stomach, stomachic, gastric, ventral.

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

jaṭhara (जठर).—n The stomach.

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jāṭhara (जाठर).—a Relating to the stomach, gastric.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jaṭhara (जठर).—a. [jāyate janturgarbho vāsmin jan-ara ṭhānta deśaḥ Tv.]

1) Hard, stiff, firm.

2) Old.

3) Bound, tied.

-raḥ, -ram 1 The stomach, belly, abdomen; जठरं को न बिभर्ति केवलम् (jaṭharaṃ ko na bibharti kevalam) Pt.1.22.

2) The womb.

3) A hole, cavity.

4) The interior af anything.

5) The bosom.

6) Morbid affection of the bowels.

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Jāṭhara (जाठर).—a. (- f.) [जठरे भवः अण् (jaṭhare bhavaḥ aṇ)] Belonging to or being in the stomach, stomachic, abdominal; धनक्षये वर्धति जाठराग्निः (dhanakṣaye vardhati jāṭharāgniḥ) Pt.2.178.

-raḥ 1 The digestive faculty, gastric fluid.

2) 'Offspring of the womb', a child; भविष्यतस्तवाभद्रावभद्रे जाठराधमौ (bhaviṣyatastavābhadrāvabhadre jāṭharādhamau) Bhāg.3.14.38.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jaṭhara (जठर).—n. of a local ruler (pradeśarājan), previous incarnation of Devadatta: Mv i.128.14.

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

Jaṭhara (जठर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) 1. Hard, firm. 2. Bound, tied. mn.

(-raḥ-raṃ) The belly. E. jam to eat, ar Unadi affix, and ṭhac substituted for the radical final.

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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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