Sanat, Sanāt: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Sanat means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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)

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)

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.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Sanat (सनत्) refers to one of the various Grahas and Mahāgrahas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Sanat).

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

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Sanāt (सनात्).—ind. Always.

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

Sanat (सनत्).—m. (-nat) Brahma. Ind. Always, perpetually. E. san to serve or give, aff. ati .

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

Sanat (सनत्).—see the next.

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Sanāt (सनात्).— (abl. sing. of sana, see the last), adv. Always, perpetually, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 2, 7, 5.

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

Sanāt (सनात्).—[adverb] from of old, always, for ever.

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

1) Sanat (सनत्):—[from sana] ind. ([gana] svar-ādi) from of old, always, ever, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Brahmā ([probably] inferred from sanat-kumāra), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Sanāt (सनात्):—[from sana] ind. ([gana] svar-ādi) from of old, always, for ever, [Ṛg-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

1) Sanat (सनत्):—(t) 5. m. Brahmā. adv. Always, perpetually.

2) Sanāt (सनात्):—adv. Idem.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sanat (सनत्):—

1) adv. gaṇa svarādi [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 1, 37.] = sanā, sanāt [RĀMĀŚRAMA] zu [Amarakoṣa 3, 5, 17] nach [Śabdakalpadruma] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1531, Scholiast] —

2) m. ein N. Brahman's (wohl aus sanatkumāra geschlossen) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 1, 1, 25.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 62.]

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Sanāt (सनात्):—adv. gaṇa svarādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 1, 37.] cādi zu [4, 57.] = sanā von je her, von Alters; stets, für immer [Yāska’s Nirukta 12, 36.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1531,] [Scholiast] [Ṛgveda 1, 51, 6. 55, 2. 62, 8. 10. 102, 8.] sa.āde.a na śīryate niemals [164, 13.] sa.ādyuvānam ewig jung [2, 16, 1. 27, 1. 4, 20, 6. 56, 6. 7, 32, 24. 56, 5.] sa.ācca.hotā.navyaśca.satsi [8, 11, 10. 21, 13. 25, 2. 10, 78, 8. 87, 19.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 18, 15, 5.]

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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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