Nastikamata, Nāstikamata, Nastika-mata: 6 definitions


Nastikamata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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»] — Nastikamata in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Nāstikamata (नास्तिकमत) refers to “atheistic philosophy”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura said to the Gods: “[...] Again in his ninth incarnation he slighted the Vedic path and contrary to its principles, preached and established the atheistic philosophy (nāstikamata) called Buddhism. How can he be considered an excellent, virtuous man, how can he be victorious in battle who has committed sin without caring for Vedic cult? [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nastikamata in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāstikamata (नास्तिकमत).—n (S) The doctrine or dogmata of Atheism or infidelity. Some varieties or forms are sautrāntika -yōgācārya -mādhyamika -kṣapaṇaka -cārvāka- bhikṣuśūnya-parichinnātma-pratyakṣa-kṣaṇikavijñāna-mata or vāda.

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

nāstikamata (नास्तिकमत).—n The doctrine or dogma of Atheism. The doctrine of Atheism.

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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

[«previous next»] — Nastikamata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāstikamata (नास्तिकमत).—an atheistical opinion.

Derivable forms: nāstikamatam (नास्तिकमतम्).

Nāstikamata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāstika and mata (मत).

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

Nāstikamata (नास्तिकमत):—[=nāstika-mata] [from nāstika > na] n. an atheistical opinion, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English 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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nastikamata in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Nāstikamata (ನಾಸ್ತಿಕಮತ):—[noun] = ನಾಸ್ತಿಕಧರ್ಮ [nastikadharma].

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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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