Jatismara, aka: Jātismara, Jati-smara; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Jātismara (जातिस्मर).—A holy bath. It is mentioned in the Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 128 that the body and mind of the person who bathes in this tīrtha (bath) will become pure.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Jātismara (जातिस्मर).—The sage who narrated the dialogue between Yama and his servant to the Kālingaka Brahmana.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 7. 9 and 13.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Jātismara (जातिस्मर) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.82.110). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Jātismara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jātismara (जातिस्मर).—a. remembering one's condition in a former life; जातिस्मरो मुनिरस्मि जात्या (jātismaro munirasmi jātyā) K.355.

Jātismara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāti and smara (स्मर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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