Jnanavati, Jñānavatī: 3 definitions
Jnanavati means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
Jñānavatī (ज्ञानवती) refers to a type of Hautrī-dīkṣā where dīkṣā refers to “initiation” performed by a healthy Ādiśaiva as part of his essential priestly duties in the Śiva temple.—Dīkṣā is popularly understood as “dīyate kṣīyate iti dīkṣā”—“that which grants mokṣa, while destroying the karma of the initiate”. Hautrī-dīkṣā referst to dīkṣā where the process involves agnikārya performed according to the rules. Hautrī-dīkṣā is further classified into jñānavatī-dīkṣā, where the agnikārya is performed internally and kriyāvatī-dīkṣā, where the rituals are performed externally.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Jñānavatī (ज्ञानवती, “knowledgeable”) refers to the last of the “thirteen stages of the Bodhisattva” (bhūmi) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 65). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., jñānavatī). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Jñānavatī (ज्ञानवती).—(1) name of a princess, previous incarnation of Śākyamuni: Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 24.18; according to Finot viii, her story occurs in Samādhirājasūtra chapter 31; (2) name of a Bodhisattva-dhāraṇī: Mahāvyutpatti 748.
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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Starts with: Jnanavatiparivarta.
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Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
The Indian art of debate according to the Carakasaṃhitā < [Chapter 7 - Logic and Dialectical Speculations]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 13 - Logical Speculations and Terms relating to Academic Dispute < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]