Shaktipata, Śaktipāta, Shakti-pata: 3 definitions
Shaktipata 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.
The Sanskrit term Śaktipāta can be transliterated into English as Saktipata or Shaktipata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śaktipāta (शक्तिपात).—m S Impartation (by a Guru to his disciple) of his power (in the use of mantras &c.) 2 Prostration of strength: also failure of animal vigor and energy.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) prostration of strength.
2) In Yoga philosophy, a spiritual procedure, by which the preceptor puts his strength (spiritual power) in his pupil.
Derivable forms: śaktipātaḥ (शक्तिपातः).
Śaktipāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śakti and pāta (पात).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śaktipāta (शक्तिपात):—[=śakti-pāta] [from śakti > śak] m. prostration of strength, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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