Sattvaguna, Sattvaguṇa, Sattva-guna: 10 definitions


Sattvaguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Sattvaguna in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण).—Qualities of a substantive such as स्त्रीत्व, पुंस्त्व, नपुंसकत्व (strītva, puṃstva, napuṃsakatva), or एकत्व, द्वित्व (ekatva, dvitva) and बहुत्व (bahutva) cf. स्त्रीपुंनपुंसकानि सत्त्वगुणाः एकत्वद्वित्वबहुवचनानि च । (strīpuṃnapuṃsakāni sattvaguṇāḥ ekatvadvitvabahuvacanāni ca |) M. Bh. on P. I. 1.38 Vart. 6, also on P. I. 2.64 Vart, 53.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण) refers to “mode of goodness (See rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa)”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sattvaguna in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण) refers to the “quality of sattva”, according to Mukunda’s Saṃvartārthaprakāśa.—Accordingly, [while describing the three currents of teachers]: “(1) Divyaugha: One should think of the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Divine Current as the quality of sattva [e.g., sattvaguṇa], as the worlds of the Sun and Fire etc and as possessing the nature of deity. (2) Mānavaugha: One should contemplate the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Current of Men as the quality of rajas, as the Moon and Water etc and as possessing a human nature. (3) Siddhaugha: One should recollect the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Current of Siddhas as the quality of tamas, as darkness, Space and the Air etc and possessing a supernatural being’s nature”.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sattvaguna in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण) refers to “one who assumes Sattva-Guṇa”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Śiva: “Obeisance to you, the soul of all, obeisance to Śiva the remover of distress, [...]. You alone are the creator, sustainer and the annihilator of the worlds. Assuming the Guṇas of Rajas, Sattva (sattvaguṇa), and Tamas you are Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva [brahmā viṣṇurharo bhūtvā rajassattvatamoguṇaiḥ]. In this universe, you enable people to cross the ocean of Existence. You are the undecaying lord of all. You are the granter of boons. You are the subject and not the object of speech and contents. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sattvaguna in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण).—m (S) The first of the three guṇa. See the first sense of the preceding word.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sattvaguna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण).—the quality of purity or goodness.

Derivable forms: sattvaguṇaḥ (सत्त्वगुणः).

Sattvaguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sattva and guṇa (गुण).

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

Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) The property of goodness: see the last. E. sattva, guṇa attribute.

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

Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण):—[=sat-tva-guṇa] [from sat-tva > sat] m. the quality of purity or goodness (See above), [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Sattvaguṇa (सत्त्वगुण):—[sattva-guṇa] (ṇaḥ) 1. m. Quality of goodness.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sattvaguna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sattvaguṇa (ಸತ್ತ್ವಗುಣ):—[noun] = ಸತ್ತ್ವ - [sattva -] 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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