Labdhavat, Labdha-vat: 3 definitions


Labdhavat 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Labdhavat in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Labdhavat (लब्धवत्) refers to “having acquired” (all the riches), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.39 (“The gods arrive at Kailāsa”).—Accordingly, as the guests arrived for Śiva’s marriage: “[...] O sage, the serpents that had been embellishing His ears before became the ear-rings studded with various gems. The serpents in the other parts became the befitting ornaments of those parts, very beautiful and studded with gems. The ashes became the sweet unguent smeared over his body. The elephant hide etc. became the beautiful silken cloth. The form assumed a beauty beyond description. Lord Śiva seemed to have acquired (labdhavat) from Himself all the riches. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Labdhavat in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Labdhavat (लब्धवत्) refers to “having received” (the Mudrā), according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “The point of focus is internal, [yet] the gaze is outward and free from closing and opening the eyes. Indeed, this is Śāmbhavī Mudrā, which is hidden in all the Tantras [...]. And Umā, the primal power, was the one who formerly received (labdhavat) this [Mudrā] from me. Now, you alone have received it because of the [accumulated] impressions [of meritorious actions] done in [your former] births. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Labdhavat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Labdhavat (लब्धवत्):—[=labdha-vat] [from labdha > labh] mfn. one who has obtained or gained or received, [Mahābhārata]

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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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