Sadasat: 8 definitions


Sadasat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sadasat (सदसत्) refers to the “existent and the non-existent”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance to the giver of pleasure to all-pervasive universal soul, the destroyer of distress; the consort of Umā. Obeisance to the annihilator, the supreme Being in the form of all objects, the great soul who is indistinguishable from the existent and the non-existent (i.e., sadasat-vyakti-hīna), and is the cause of intellect”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sadasat (सदसत्) refers to “being and non-being”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala: one of the earliest and most extensive Tantric sources of the Kālīkrama system.—Accordingly, as Bhairava teaches the Goddess about his inner state: “Established in the supreme state, I was penetrated by powerful meditation. Then (when this was happening) my supreme energy was awakened from the Root Wheel (kandacakra). Her nature the Great Consciousness [i.e., mahāsaṃvid-svarūpā] and delighting in bliss endowed with consciousness, she entered into the reality in the centre within the foundation, which is the Void of the Pulsing Union (saṃghaṭṭa). There in the centre, O daughter of the mountains, is the supreme light between the two, being and non-being [i.e., sadasat-dvaya-madhyagā]. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sadasat (सदसत्).—a (S) True or false. 2 Real or unreal; existent or non-existent. Also true and false; real and unreal.

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

sadasat (सदसत्).—a True or false; real or unreal.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sadasat (सदसत्).—mfn. (-san-satī-sat) 1. Existent and non-existent. 2. True and false. 3. Perceptible and non-perceptible. 4. Real and unreal. 5. Good and bad. 6. Virtuous and wicked. n. Du. 1. Entity and nonentity. 2. Good and evil. E. sat, asata untrue, &c.

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

1) Sadasat (सदसत्):—[=sad-asat] [from sad > sat] mfn. being and not being, real and unreal, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] true and false (See n.)

3) [v.s. ...] good and bad, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

4) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the g° and the b°, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

5) [v.s. ...] n. what is existent and non-ex° (also [dual number]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] the true and the false, [Kāvya literature]

7) [v.s. ...] good and evil, [Raghuvaṃśa]

8) [v.s. ...] [dual number] existence and non-ex°, truth and falsehood, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sadasat (सदसत्):—[sada-sat] (n-tī-t) a. Real and unreal; perceptible and imperceptible; good and bad.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sadasat (सदसत्):—(a) true and false, good and evil; ~[dviveka] discretion/discretionary faculty, discriminating the good from evil.

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