Shaktimat, Śaktimat, Shaktiman, Śaktimān: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śaktimat and Śaktimān can be transliterated into English as Saktimat or Shaktimat or Saktiman or Shaktiman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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

Śaktimān (शक्तिमान्) refers to “possessor of potency, Śrī Kṛṣṇa”. (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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shaktimat in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

1) Śaktimat (शक्तिमत्) refers to “that which possess Śakti”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 21.6-9ab]—“But, if [mantras consist of] the forms of Śakti, whose Śakti and of what kind? O Deva, what [does] Śakti cause, what is her purpose, and of what kind is she? If [mantras] do not possess Śakti (śaktimat), what is worshipped with Śakti? Independence cannot be accomplished by anyone without perfection. [...]”.

2) Śaktimat (शक्तिमत्) refers to the “holder of power” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Netratantra.—Accordingly, [verse 22.17cd-18]—“By means of that [saḥ], she [śakti] is constantly full, [she is] the full oblation. He is known as Śiva, the holder of power (śaktimatśaktimān sa śivaḥ), who acts through her. Namely, [she is] the one supreme Śakti, whose nature is will, knowledge, and action. [She] arises spontaneously [and her] utterance is automatic. [She] exists in one’s very nature, is one’s very nature , and is self-arisen”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Śaktimat (शक्तिमत्) refers to “one possessed of power”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This [self], which is master of the three worlds, omniscient [and] possessed of infinite power (ananta-śaktimatanantaśaktimān), does not recognise itself and has deviated from its own true nature. Tarnished by awful stains arising from eternity, it grasps objects according to its own desire which are very different from itself”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Śaktimān (शक्तिमान्).—a (S) pop. śaktimanta or śaktivanta a Able, capable, competent: also strong, powerful, mighty.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Śaktimān (शक्तिमान्) [-manta-vanta, -मंत-वंत].—a Able, competent. Strong.

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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»] — Shaktimat in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaktimat (शक्तिमत्).—a.

1) Strong, able, powerful, mighty.

2) Possessing a competence.

3) Armed with a weapon.

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

Śaktimat (शक्तिमत्).—mfn. (-mān-matī-mat) Powerful, mighty. E. śakti, matup poss. aff.

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

1) Śaktimat (शक्तिमत्):—[=śakti-mat] [from śakti > śak] mfn. possessed of ability, powerful, mighty, able to ([infinitive mood] or [locative case]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] possessing a competence, one who has gained a fortune, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] possessed of or united with his Sakti or energy (as a god), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] armed with a spear or lance, [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a mountain ([probably] [wrong reading] for śukti-mat), [Mahābhārata]

6) Saktimat (सक्तिमत्):—[=sakti-mat] [from sakti > saj] mfn. attached or devoted to, fond of (in ati-s), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

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

Śaktimat (शक्तिमत्):—[(mān-matī-mat) a.] Powerful.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shaktimat in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Shaktiman in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) powerful/forceful, having potential..—shaktiman (शक्तिमान) is alternatively transliterated as Śaktimāna.

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