Pashupatajnana, Pāśupatajñāna, Pashupata-jnana: 2 definitions


Pashupatajnana 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.

The Sanskrit term Pāśupatajñāna can be transliterated into English as Pasupatajnana or Pashupatajnana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pashupatajnana in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (shaivism)

Pāśupatajñāna (पाशुपतज्ञान) refers to the “knowledge of Śiva” as known by the Pāśupatas (Śiva-worshippers).—The system of Yoga followed by these Śiva-worshippers is called Pāśupatayoga, their vrata is called Pāśupatavrata and the knowledge of Śiva is called Pāśupatajñāna.

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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»] — Pashupatajnana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāśupatajñāna (पाशुपतज्ञान):—[=pāśupata-jñāna] [from pāśupata > pāśava] n. the doctrine of the Pāśupatas, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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