Jnatavya, Jñātavya: 16 definitions

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Jnatavya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Gyatavy.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य) refers to “that which is to be known”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(The third sacred seat) [i.e., Pūrṇagiri] is located in the throat and it illumines as do the rays of the full moon. [...] (This) the third sacred seat, with (its) many diverse modalities (namely) the tree, creeper, cremation ground, guardian, creeper, monastery, gesture, and cave, should be worshipped, contemplated and known [i.e., jñātavya] by means of (the deity’s) energy, in accord with the Kula liturgy (krama) along with him (the lord who is) mounted on the wheel of the aggregate of all the energies”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य) refers to “(that which) should be understood”, according to the Tantrasadbhāva (verse 6.218): an important Trika Tantra and a major authority for Kashmiri Trika Śaivites.—Accordingly, “For those who know the Self, Prayāga should be understood (jñātavya) as located in the [cakra of the] navel, Varuṇā [i.e. Vārāṇasī] in the heart region, Kolagiri in the throat, Bhīmanāda in the palate, Jayantī in the place of Bindu, Caritra in [the plexus] called Nāda, and Ekāmraka in [the plexus of] Śakti. The eighth, Koṭivarṣa, is likewise said to be in the Mouth of the Guru. These are the places I have declared to be present in the person internally”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Jnatavya in Yoga glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (yoga)

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य) refers to “that which should be known”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi, a 12th-century text belonging to the Haṭhayoga textual tradition.—Accordingly, “Omniscience, which brings about complete understanding of the triple body, should be known (jñātavya) by the knowledgable to be the mark of he whose mind has been mastered”.

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य) refers to “that which should always be known”, according to the Yogamārgaprakāśikā 145-146b.—Accordingly, “If [the Yogin’s] semen accidentally moves [from his body] and has fallen into [a woman’s] vagina, the sucking up of both [semen and vaginal fluid] by the Yogin, [results in] him becoming a receptacle of [all] the Siddhis. This Mudrā, [called] Sahajolī, should always be known (jñātavya) by Yogins”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be understood or known, intelligible, comprehensible, cognizable, knowable.

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

jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य).—a To be understood, intelligible, knowable.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य).—pot. p.

1) To be known or understood.

2) Conceivable, comprehensible.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) To be known or understood. E. jñā, and tavya aff.

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

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य).—[adjective] to be learnt or understood.

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

1) Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य):—[from jñā] mfn. to be known or understood or investigated or inquired after, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] perceptible, 11143

3) [v.s. ...] to be considered as, [Cāṇakya; Manu-smṛti [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] Knowable.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jnatavya in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jnatavya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य) [Also spelled gyatavy]:—(a) knowable, worth knowing.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jñātavya (ಜ್ಞಾತವ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that is to be known.

2) [adjective] that can be known, perceived or understood; knowable.

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Jñātavya (ಜ್ಞಾತವ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] that which is to be known.

2) [noun] that which can be known, perceived or understood.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jnatavya in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Jñātavya (ज्ञातव्य):—adj. 1. to be known or understood; to be made aware of; 2. conceivable; comprehensible; knowable;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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