Samagata, Samāgata: 14 definitions


Samagata means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Samagat.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Samagata in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samāgata (समागत) refers to “having attended (someone’s marriage)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.55 (“Śiva returns to Kailāsa”).—Accordingly, after Pārvatī spoke to Śiva: “On hearing her words as pleasing as the steady flow of nectar, Śiva rejoiced much, eagerly devoted to the way of the world. Getting every requisite thing ready, he fed the gods including Viṣṇu and others with various pleasant things. He fed all the others who had attended (svavivāha-samāgata) His marriage with juicy cooked food of various sorts. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Samāgata (समागत) refers to the “assembling (of Devas, Bodhisattvas, Nāgas, etc.)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “Now the Bhagavān was residing in the abode of Brahmā. Many Deva multitudes assembled (samāgata) with a great assembly, multitudes of Bodhisattvas assembled (samāgata); Śakra, the Lord of the Devas, Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara, Nāga Lords of great supernatural power, they all assembled (samāgata). [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Tibetan Buddhism)

Samāgata (समागत) refers to “having entered” (into Yoganidrā), according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya.—In the Amanaska, the term yoganidrā is a synonym for the no-mind state. [...] In contrast to the paucity of its occurrences in Yoga texts, yoganidrā is well attested in epic, Tantric and Pauranic literature that predates the Amanaska. [...] Examples can be found in Śaiva and Buddhist Tantras, (e.g., Mahāmāyātantra 2.19a-b): “The perfect Buddhas who have entered (samāgata) into Yoganidrā [yoganidrāsamāgatāḥ] realize [that secret knowledge.]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samagata in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samāgata : (pp. of samāgacchati) met together; assembled.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Samāgata, (pp. of samāgacchati) met, assembled Dh. 337; Sn. 222. (Page 684)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samāgata (समागत).—p S Arrived, approached, come.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samāgata (समागत).—p. p.

1) Come together, met, joined, united; इदं वचनमक्लीवं त्वया धर्मसमागतम् (idaṃ vacanamaklīvaṃ tvayā dharmasamāgatam) Rām.7.83.18.

2) Arrived.

3) Being in conjunction.

4) Approached.

-tā A kind of riddle.

-tam meeting, company; समागतं द्विजे- न्द्रस्य पन्नगेन्द्रस्य चाध्वनि (samāgataṃ dvije- ndrasya pannagendrasya cādhvani) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.5.39.

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

Samāgata (समागत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Arrived, approached. 2. Met, encountered. 3. United, joined. E. sam together, and āgata come.

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

1) Samāgata (समागत):—[=sam-āgata] [from samā-gam] mfn. come together, met, encountered, joined, assembled, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] being in conjunction with ([instrumental case]), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] come to, approached, arrived, returned, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mṛcchakaṭikā] etc.

4) Samāgatā (समागता):—[=sam-āgatā] [from sam-āgata > samā-gam] f. a kind of riddle or enigma (the meaning of which is hidden by the Saṃdhi q.v.), [Kāvyādarśa]

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

Samāgata (समागत):—[samā+gata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Arrived, met, united.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Samāgata (समागत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Samāicchiya, Samāgaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samagata in German

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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

[«previous next»] — Samagata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samāgata (समागत) [Also spelled samagat]:—(a) arrived; returned.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samāgata (ಸಮಾಗತ):—

1) [adjective] that has come together; joined.

2) [adjective] happened; occured; taken place.

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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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