Saptadasha, Saptadaśa: 8 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Saptadaśa can be transliterated into English as Saptadasa or Saptadasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Saptadaśa (सप्तदश) refers to the “seventeen syllables” (of Mantramātā), according to the second ṣaṭka of the Jayadrathayāmala, while explaining the ‘end of the sixteen’ (ṣoḍāśānta).—Accordingly, “I have explained the mother of mantras consisting of seventeen syllables [i.e., saptadaśa-akṣara] along with (her) letters. [...] She is the abode at the beginning and at the end of time and is the consumer of time of the (lunar) energies (kalā). Established in the dynamism of the centre (madhyavṛtti), she consumes the threefold time (of past, present and future). Gross time is emanation (sṛṣṭi). It abides as the first of all (things). The secret one of (all the) gods and goddesses is located at the End of the Sixteen. Located on the plane of Kula, that is the time that destroys”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
saptadaśa (सप्तदश).—a S Seventeen: also seventeenth.
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.
(-śaḥ-śī-śaṃ) Seventeenth. E. sapta seven, daśan ten, aff. ḍaṭ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saptadaśa (सप्तदश).—i. e. saptadaśan + a, or curtailed, ord. num., f. śī, Seventeenth, Mahābhārata iv. [adhyāya.] 17.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saptadaśa (सप्तदश).—[feminine] ī the seventeenth or containing seventeen.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Saptadaśa (सप्तदश):—[=sapta-daśa] [from sapta > saptan] mf(ī)n. the 17th, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] connected with 17, plus 17 [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] consisting of 17 [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] connected with or analogous to a Stoma which has 17 parts, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
5) [v.s. ...] having 17 attributes (said of a kula or family), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
6) [v.s. ...] [plural] 17 (= -daśan), [Mahābhārata]
7) [v.s. ...] m. ([scilicet] stoma) a Stoma having 17 parts, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
8) [v.s. ...] Name of a collection of hymns, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
9) [v.s. ...] n. a group or collection of 17 [???]
10) [v.s. ...] Name of a Sāman, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saptadaśa (सप्तदश):—[sapta-daśa] (śaḥ-śī-śaṃ) a. Seventeenth.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+1): Saptadashabhaga, Saptadashabhiklipta, Saptadashacchadi, Saptadashadha, Saptadashaka, Saptadashakshara, Saptadashama, Saptadashamsha, Saptadashan, Saptadashara, Saptadasharatni, Saptadasharatnita, Saptadasharatra, Saptadasharca, Saptadashasamidhenika, Saptadashasharava, Saptadashastoma, Saptadashata, Saptadashavartani, Saptadashavat.
Ends with: Ardhasaptadasha, Navasaptadasha.
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