Siddhayatra, Siddha-yatra, Siddhayātra, Siddhayātrā: 3 definitions

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Siddhayatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Siddhayatra in Purana glossary
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Siddhayātra (सिद्धयात्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.61) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Siddhayātra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Siddhayātrā (सिद्धयात्रा) refers to a “successful sea-journey” (also: jattā), according to the Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—The Kuvalayamala (779 A.D.) is full of cultural material which gains in value because of the firm date of its composition. [...] Sijjau-jattā is a Prākrit rendering of the Sanskrit siddhayātrā that was applied to sea-journey including going and safe return. This had become a technical phrase in medieval literature. Details of preparation for sea-voyage (jattā) are given which include the following items relating to preparatory ritual and the equipment of the ship: [...] When the ship was to take off auspicious musical instruments were sounded, conch-shells were blown, auspicious songs were sung, Brahmins muttered the āsīsā; and thus in the sound of invocation and jaya jaya the ship took off its voyage (siddhayātrā), the sails were unfurled, the ropes and riggings were pulled up, the oars began to be operated, the helmsman took observations, the ship fell into its course, favourable winds began to blow: thus the ship started its journey being tossed on the high sea waves.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Siddhayatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Siddhayātra (सिद्धयात्र).—name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 60.

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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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