Sanat, aka: Sanāt; 2 Definition(s)

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Sanat 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Sanat (सनत्) is found as a sculpture on the third pillar of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Kāśīviśveśvara.—Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanat and Sanatkumāra, the four sages, sons of Brahmā, to whom Śiva explains the secrets of Veda through his yogic power. All four sages are sitting with folded hands signifying that they are listening to him. They are also with a yogapaṭṭa.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sanat (सनत्).—m. An epithet of Brahman. ind. Always, perpetually.

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Sanāt (सनात्).—ind. Always.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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Sanatkumara
Sanatkumāra (सनत्कुमार).—m. (-raḥ) 1. One of the four sons of Brahma, and eldest of the progeni...
Sanatsujata
Sanatsujāta (सनत्सुजात).—Another name of Sanatkumāra, who is one of the four Sanakādis. (See un...
Shila
Śila (शिल).—n. (-laṃ) Gleaning ears of corn. f. (-lā) 1. A stone, a rock. 2. Arsenic. 3. A flat...
Kumara
1) Kumāra (कुमार).—Skanda or Subrahmaṇya. (For details see under Skanda).2) Kumāra (कुमार).—A K...
Shana
Sāṇa (‘imperfect’) is a rare word. According to the Commentary of the Saṃyutta, it means, etymo...
Sanaka
Sanaka (सनक) or Sanakasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a sāttvi...
Sanandana
1) Sanandana (सनन्दन).—A hermit who was one of the Sanakādis.2) Sanandana (सनन्दन).—A disciple ...
Catuhsana
Catuhsana (चतुह्सन).—An avatār of Hari who imparted the lost knowledge of Ātman to Brahmā...

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