Shashvat, Śaśvat: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śaśvat can be transliterated into English as Sasvat or Shashvat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Śaśvat (शश्वत्) refers to “(reaming) throughout” (lit. “perpetually”), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, after Menā spoke to Pārvatī: “[...] In the summer she kept a perpetually blazing fire all round and remaining within continued muttering the mantra. In the rainy season she continuously remained sitting on the bare ground on the rock and got herself drenched by the downpour of rain. During the winter, with great devotion she remained in water throughout [i.e., śaśvat]. During snowfall and in the nights too she performed her penance observing fast”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Śaśvat (शश्वत्) refers to “continually (going somewhere)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having abandoned the tree, as the birds go in the early morning, in like manner the embodied souls continually (śaśvat) go somewhere depending on their own karma”.
Synonyms: Nirantara, Ajasra, Saṃtata, Avirata, Satata.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Perpetually, eternally, for ever.
2) Constantly, repeatedly, always, frequently, again and again; जीवन् पुनः शश्वदुपप्लवेभ्यः (jīvan punaḥ śaśvadupaplavebhyaḥ) (pāsi) R.2.48;4.7; Mu.3.19; Bhāgavata 1.73.14; Meghadūta 57. (In comp. śaśvat may be translated by 'lasting, eternal'; as śaśvacchānti eternal tranquillity.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śaśvat (शश्वत्).—Ind. 1. Again and again, frequently, repeatedly, perpetually. 2. Together with E. śaś to go by jumps, vati aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śaśvat (शश्वत्):—mf(śaśvatī, or tī)n. ([according to] to some for sasvat and corresponding to [Greek] ἥπας) perpetual, continual, endless, incessant, frequent, numerous, many ([especially] applied to the ever-recurring dawns), [Ṛg-veda]
2) all, every, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]
3) ind. perpetually, continually, repeatedly, always, ever (śaśvat purā, from immemorial time; śaśvac-chaśvat, again and again, constantly), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
4) at once, forthwith, directly (generally preceded or followed by ha; śaśvat-śaśvat, no sooner-than forthwith), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
5) it is true, certainly, indeed, [Brāhmaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śaśvat (शश्वत्):—adv. Again and again, repeatedly.
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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): Shashvata, Shashvatadrishti, Shashvatadrishtika, Shashvatamandira, Shashvatananda, Shashvatapada, Shashvatashunya, Shashvatatva, Shashvatavadin, Shashvatavajra, Shashvatendra, Shashvatendra sarasvati, Shashvati, Shashvatika, Shashvatikata, Shashvatiya, Shashvatkama, Shashvatoccheda, Shashvatochchheda, Shashvattama.
Full-text (+4): Shashvattamam, Shashvatkama, Shashvata, Shashvattama, Shashvant, Shashvaya, Apivya, Sashv, Shashiyas, Shashaya, Shashvay, Shashvakchanti, Shasva, Paricita, Shashvadha, Satata, Sassata, Santata, Avirata, Ajasra.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 6.17.30 < [Chapter 17 - Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa Meet at Siddhāśrama and the Nature of Śrī Rādhā’s Love Is Revealed]
Verse 5.21.10 < [Chapter 21 - The Story of Śrī Nārada]
Verse 4.15.20 < [Chapter 15 - The Story of the Women of Barhiṣmatī-pura, the Apsarās, and the Women of Sutala and Nāgendra]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 8.26 < [Chapter 8 - Tāraka-brahma-yoga (the Yoga of Absolute Deliverance)]
Verse 9.31 < [Chapter 9 - Rāja-guhya-yoga (Yoga through the most Confidential Knowledge)]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.80.2 < [Sukta 80]
Rig Veda 1.47.10 < [Sukta 47]
Rig Veda 1.113.13 < [Sukta 113]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.1.223 < [Chapter 1 - The Beginning of the Lord’s Manifestation and His Instructions on Kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtana]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)