Jnanada, Jñānada, Jnana-da, Jñānadā: 5 definitions


Jnanada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jñānadā (ज्ञानदा) refers to the “bestower of knowledge” and is used to describe Arundhatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, after Himavat (Himācala) spoke to the Seven Sages: “O sage, after saying these words, the king of mountains deluded by Śiva’s magic became silent and sat amidst the sages. The seven celestial sages praised the magic of Śiva and sent Arundhatī to Menakā. Then at the bidding of her husband Arundhatī, the bestower of knowledge (jñānadā), went quickly to the place where Menā and Pārvatī were sitting. After going in she saw Menā lying in her grief. The chaste lady spoke to her these carefully selected sweet and wholesome words:—‘[...]’”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jñānada (ज्ञानद).—a preceptor.

Derivable forms: jñānadaḥ (ज्ञानदः).

Jñānada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and da (द).

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Jñānadā (ज्ञानदा).—an epithet of Sarasvatī.

Jñānadā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and (दा).

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

Jñānada (ज्ञानद).—[jñāna-da], m. One who can impart knowledge, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 109.

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

Jñānada (ज्ञानद).—[adjective] imparting knowledge.

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

Jñānada (ज्ञानद):—[=jñāna-da] [from jñāna > jñā] m. an imparter of knowledge, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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