Paramatattva, Parama-tattva: 4 definitions

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Paramatattva 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Paramatattva in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Paramatattva (परमतत्त्व) refers to:—The Supreme Absolute Truth, Śrī Bhagavān. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Paramatattva in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Paramatattva (परमतत्त्व) refers to the “highest reality”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 8.8-9, while describing the purification process of the initiand]—“[Then,] After [the Mantrin has] united [the disciple] with the highest reality (paramatattvasaṃyojya parame tattve), he should cause him to dwell there. [In this way [the initiand] will become one with that [tattva]. Now, [let us turn to] the differentiation of union with the tattvas]. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Paramatattva (परमतत्त्व).—the highest truth.

Derivable forms: paramatattvam (परमतत्त्वम्).

Paramatattva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parama and tattva (तत्त्व).

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

Paramatattva (परमतत्त्व):—[=parama-tattva] [from parama > para] n. the highest truth

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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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