Jyoti: 11 definitions

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Jyoti means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Jyoti (ज्योति, “light”):—One of the four wifes of Sūrya (the personification of the Sun), according to the Pāñcarātra literature. The Sun is the direct manifestation of Brahman (the absolute) and is worshipped by all Hindus.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Jyoti (ज्योति).—Son of the Vasu named Aha. Mention is made about him in Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 66, Stanza 23.

2) Jyoti (ज्योति).—One of the two attendants given to Subrahmaṇya by the God Agni (fire). The second one was Jvālājihva. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Stanza 33).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Jyoti (ज्योति).—A river of Śālmalidvīpa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 46.

1b) A Vaṃśavartin God.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 30.

1c) A son of Vasiṣṭha and a Prajāpati of the Svārociṣa epoch.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 9.

1d) A Marut gaṇa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 52.

1e) One of the twenty Sutapa gaṇas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 14.

1f) A sage of the Tāmasa epoch.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 1. 18.
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Jyoti (ज्योति) refers to one of the thirty mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in the 331st chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (e.g., the jyoti metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Jyotī (ज्योती) refers to one of the various Nakṣatras mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Jyotī).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jyōti (ज्योति).—f (S) pop. jyōta f Light, lustre, brilliancy.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jyoti (ज्योति).—(°-), often for Jyotir-, Jyotiḥ- (sometimes in verses m.c.); see under the longer (regular Sanskrit) forms.

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

1) Jyoti (ज्योति):—[from jyut] (only [locative case] tau) = tis, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa xvi, 10, 2]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. daśa-, śata-.

3) Jyotī (ज्योती):—[from jyut] in [compound] for tis.

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Jyoti 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jyoti (ज्योति):—(nf) light; flame; lustre; vision; ~[maṃḍala] the planetary system; ~[rmiti] photometery; ~[rvidyā] /ज्योति:शास्त्र Astronomy; astronomical science; uranography; ~[rvida] an astronomer; uranographer.

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