Samvedana, Saṃvedana, Saṃvedanā: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Samvedan.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Saṃvedana (संवेदन) refers to “consciousness”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.131:—“‘adhikatara’ [means the following]: the [various] phenomena are [something more (adhika)] than consciousness (saṃvedana), just as reflections are something more than a mirror [reflecting them]; and that which is something more than something more, [i.e., that which is something more] than these very [phenomena,] can never be perceived in any [circumstance] for the very [reason that it is distinct from phenomena]; and how could that be a [real] entity (vastu)?”.

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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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Mantrashastra (the science of Mantras)

Source: OAPEN: Adaptive Reuse: Aspects of Creativity in South Asian Cultural History

Saṃvedana (संवेदन) or Svasaṃvedana refers to “(self-) awareness”, according to Utpala Vaiṣṇava’s commentary (called Spandapradīpikā) on the Spandakārikā by Vasugupta.—Accordingly, “And moreover, [it is said] in the Saṅkarṣaṇasūtras: ‘The form of consciousness, which is installed in itself alone, and is prepared through presence and absence, is perceivable through self-awareness (sva-saṃvedana), and its sphere of knowledge lies beyond nature. This source of the mantras is recollected, o sage, to consist of cognition. These mantras, which appear externally and internally in the form of phonemes rest on the undivided level. Like the [sense] organs of the embodied beings, when they are employed, [the mantras] are successful at all times because of the connection with vigour”.

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Mantrashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, mantraśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mantras—chants, incantations, spells, magical hymns, etc. Mantra Sastra literature includes many ancient books dealing with the methods reciting mantras, identifying and purifying its defects and the science behind uttering or chanting syllables.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Saṃvedana (संवेदन) refers to “matters (relating to carnality)”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] Wise men speak of that wife as a wife who has auspicious marks and who knows the fine arts, who is clever, who is loved by her husband, and who is young and modest. [...] Wealth is obtained by virtue; from wealth emanate desires, and the fulfilment of all desires can be obtained by means of a good wife alone and of nobody else. Therefore, a loving wife is the best fruit of the tree of virtue. Therefore one should by all means try to keep her in good humour by giving up wilfulness in matters relating to carnality (kāma-saṃvedana) [svacchandācaraṇaṃ hitvā kāmasaṃvedanādiṣu]. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃvedana (संवेदन) or Saṃvedanā (संवेदना).—

1) Perception, knowledge.

2) Sensation, feeling, experiencing, suffering; दुःखसंवेदनायैव रामे चैतन्यमर्पितम् (duḥkhasaṃvedanāyaiva rāme caitanyamarpitam) Uttararāmacarita 1.48.

3) Giving, surrendering; सुलभेष्वर्थ- लाभेषु परसंवेदने जनः (sulabheṣvartha- lābheṣu parasaṃvedane janaḥ) Mu.1.25.

4) Betrayal.

Derivable forms: saṃvedanam (संवेदनम्).

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

Saṃvedana (संवेदन).—nf.

(-naṃ-nā) 1. The act of perceiving. 2. Sensation.

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

Saṃvedana (संवेदन).—i. e. sam-vid + ana, n. Perceiving, suffering, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 30, 1.

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

Saṃvedana (संवेदन).—[neuter] perception, consciousness; telling, announcing.

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

1) Saṃvedana (संवेदन):—[=saṃ-vedana] [from saṃ-veda > saṃ-vid] n. the act of perceiving or feeling, perception, sensation, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] making known, communication, announcement, information, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

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

Saṃvedana (संवेदन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃveyaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Samvedana 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Saṃvedana (संवेदन) [Also spelled samvedan]:—(nm) sensation, feeling; sensitizing; the act or process of experiencing; [kārī] sensitizer; causing sensitiveness; ~[vāda] sensationalism; sensitivism; -[śākti] sensitivity; ~[hārī] anaesthetic.

2) Saṃvedanā (संवेदना):—(nf) sensitivity, sensation; sensibility, feeling; ~[tmaka] sensitive; sensory; ~[kārī] anaesthetaising.

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