Retas: 11 definitions
Retas 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Retas (रेतस्):—Sanskrit word for ‘semen’. It is associated with Tattva, which is the seventh seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra.
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.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
1) Retas (रेतस्):—(a) The semen of the legitimate husband, or (b) the husband himself, or (c) the secretions of the mother herself. [In the case of (c) the word is in the accusative case]. (According to Medhātithi)
2) Retas (रेतस्):—Secretions of the mother on her sexual desires being aroused. (According to Kullūka, Govindarāja, Rāghavānanda, Nārāyaṇa and Nandana.)
(Also see the Manubhāṣya, verse 9.20)
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Retas (रेतस्).—[rī-asun tuṭ ca Uṇ.4.29.]
1) Semen virile, seed.
2) Ved. A flow, current.
3) Progeny, offspring.
5) Sin. (mostly Ved. in the last sense.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ) 1. The seminal fluid. 2. Quicksilver. E. rī to ooze, Unadi aff. asun, tuṭ aug.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Retas (रेतस्).—i. e. rī + tas, 1. Semen virile, Mahābhārata 13, 1160. 2. Quicksilver.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Retas (रेतस्).—[neuter] flow, flood, gush, flow of semen, the seminal fluid itself, seed; offspring, progeny.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Retas (रेतस्):—[from reṇu] n. (√ri, rī) a flow, stream, current, flow of rain or water, libation, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] flow of semen, seminal fluid, sperm, seed, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (retaḥ-√sic or ni-√sic or ā-√dhā with [locative case], ‘to discharge semen into’, impregnate; reto-√dhā, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary], to conceive; retaso nte, after the discharge of s°)
3) [v.s. ...] offspring, progeny, descendants, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] quicksilver (regarded as Śiva’s semen), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] sin (?), [Sāyaṇa on Ṛg-veda iv, 3, 7.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Retas (रेतस्):—n. —
1) Guss , Strom ; Libation. —
2) Samenerguss , Same. retaso nte nach der Samenergiessung [100,17.] —
3) Same , so v.a. Nachkommenschaft , Generation. —
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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Search found 8 books and stories containing Retas; (plurals include: Retases). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 86 - The Greatness of Piṅgaleśvara (piṅgala-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 27 - The Birth of Kumāra Kārttikeya < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Shiva Gita (study and summary) (by K. V. Anantharaman)
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa I, adhyāya 4, brāhmaṇa 5 < [First Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa III, adhyāya 2, brāhmaṇa 1 < [Third Kāṇḍa]
Garbha Upanishad of Krishna-Yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Philosophy of Charaka-samhita (by Asokan. G)
Baudhayana Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)