Samvid, aka: Saṃvid; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Saṃvit (संवित्) or “awareness-reality” itself is succession or Krama. Whether it is a process of empirical cognition or that of reflective meditation or cosmic emanation, it is saṃvit that defines and undergoes the process of succession (krama). This process of succession is also termed Mahākrama.

Source: Google Books: The Krama Tantricism of Kashmir
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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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India history and geogprahy

Saṃvid.—(EI 32), an agreement. Note: saṃvid is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃvid (संविद्).—I. 2 P.

1) To know, be aware of; संवित्तः सहयुध्वानौ तच्छक्तिं खरदूषणौ (saṃvittaḥ sahayudhvānau tacchaktiṃ kharadūṣaṇau) Bk.5.37;8.17.

2) To recognize.

3) To investigate, examine.

4) To perceive, feel, experience.

5) To advise.

6) To come to an understanding, agree upon.

7) To think over, meditate. -II. 6 U.

1) To get, obtain.

2) To meet together. -Caus.

1) To make known, inform, announce.

2) To know, percieve, observe

3) To cause to know or perceive; समवेद्यन्त च द्विषः (samavedyanta ca dviṣaḥ) Bk.17.63.

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Saṃvid (संविद्).—f.

1) Knowledge, understanding, intellect; यत्रेमे सदसद्रूपे प्रतिषिद्धे स्वसंविदा (yatreme sadasadrūpe pratiṣiddhe svasaṃvidā) Bhāg.1.3.33; असंविदानस्य ममेश संविदाम् (asaṃvidānasya mameśa saṃvidām) Ki.18.42.

2) Consciousness, perception; त्वत्स्नेहसंविदवलम्बितजीवितानि (tvatsnehasaṃvidavalambitajīvitāni) Māl.6.13.

3) An agreement, engagement, contract, covenant, promise; स राजलोकः कृतपूर्वसंवित् (sa rājalokaḥ kṛtapūrvasaṃvit) R.7.31; ततो देवासुराः कृत्वा संविदं कृतसौहृदाः (tato devāsurāḥ kṛtvā saṃvidaṃ kṛtasauhṛdāḥ) Bhāg.8.6.32; Ms.8.5.

4) Assent, consent.

5) An established usage, a prescribed custom; रथस्थाः संविदं कृत्वा सुखां पृष्ट्वा च शर्वरीम् (rathasthāḥ saṃvidaṃ kṛtvā sukhāṃ pṛṣṭvā ca śarvarīm) Mb.12.53.2; प्रसादिनोऽनु- ज्झितगोत्रसंविदः (prasādino'nu- jjhitagotrasaṃvidaḥ) Śi.12.35.

6) War, battle, fight.

7) A war-cry, watch-word.

8) A name, an appellation.

9) A sign, signal.

1) Pleasing, delighting, gratification; अबुधैः कृतमानसंविदः (abudhaiḥ kṛtamānasaṃvidaḥ) Śi.16.47.

11) Sympathy, participation.

12) Meditation.

13) Conversation; रहसि संविदो या हृदिस्पृशः (rahasi saṃvido yā hṛdispṛśaḥ) Bhāg.1.31.1.

14) Hemp.

15) Agreement of opinion; स्तुतीरलभमानानां संविदं वेदनिश्चितान् (stutīralabhamānānāṃ saṃvidaṃ vedaniścitān) Mb.12.151.6.

16) Acquaintance, friendship; संविदा देयम् (saṃvidā deyam) T. Up.1.11.3.

17) A plan, scheme.

18) News, tidings.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃvid (संविद्).—f. (-vit or vid) 1. Intellect, understanding. 2. Promise, assent. 3. Contract, engagement, agreement, covenant. 4. Knowledge. 5. A watch-word, a cry of battle. 6. War, battle. 7. Name, appellation. 8. Sign, signal. 9. Institute, prescribed custom or observation. 10. Pleasing, delighting. 11. Sympathy. 12. Conversation. 13. Meditation. 14. Hemp. E. sam with, together with, vid to know, &c., aff. kvip .

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