Jnanavati, aka: Jñānavatī; 3 Definition(s)

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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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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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.

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jñānavatī (ज्ञानवती).—(1) n. of a princess, previous incarnation of Śākyamuni: RP 24.18; acc. to Finot viii, her story occurs in Samādh chapter 31; (2) n. of a Bodhisattva-dhāraṇī: Mvy 748.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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