Jivata, Jivaṭa: 4 definitions


Jivata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Jīvata (जीवत) refers to “living beings”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 22.14]—“Praṇava is the universal pulse or throb that is unstruck, active ideation (verbalization that is not the result of contact with organs) which is like kalpa, the first acceptance of the cognition and action of all that is to be known and done for all living beings (sarva-jīvata), because there could be no knowing and no doing without [praṇava]. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jivaṭa (जिवट).—a jivasa a R (jīva Life, vigor &c.) Having life, spirit, mettle, pluck, heart, bottom--a person or an animal. 2 Capable, substantial, having some power, understanding, property &c. 3 Firm, strong, stout--a thing. 4 Productive, remunerative, yielding some measure of profit--a business.

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

jivaṭa (जिवट).—a Having life, spirit, mettle, pluck, heart-a person or animal. Cap- able, substantial, having some power &c. Firm, strong, stout-a thing. Pro- ductive, remunerative-a business.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jīvaṭa (जीवट) [Also spelled jivat]:—(nm) courage; spirit, adventure; endurance; hence ~[dāra, —kā ādamī] having the heart of oak.

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