Jnatavat, Jnata-van, Jnata-vat, Jñātavān, Jnatavan, Jñātavat: 1 definition


Jnatavat 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jnatavat in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jñātavat (ज्ञातवत्) refers to “knowing” (one’s secret), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.3 (“The boyhood sports of Kārttikeya”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Afraid of Guha, Indra with all the gods went away to his region agitatedly. O sage, he did not know (jñātavat) his secret. That boy remained there itself as fearless as before. O dear, he was highly pleased and continued his divine sports of various sorts. Meanwhile the six ladies named Kṛttikās came there for bath and they saw the lordly boy. [...]”.

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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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