Smartavya: 6 definitions


Smartavya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Smartavya in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Smartavya (स्मर्तव्य) refers to “calling to mind (particular mantras)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [after Sāgara taught the Nāga-vow mantra], “O Bhagavān, this is my Nāga vow mantra. It is uttered for the sake of warding off and impelling all hostile Nāgas in the last time, in the last age. These mantras should be called to mind (smartavya) at the time of too much rain, drought, cold spells, heatwaves and thunderbolt rain. By this all Nāgas will be impelled. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

smartavya (स्मर्तव्य).—a S (Proper, purposed, necessary &c.) to be remembered.

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

Smartavya (स्मर्तव्य).—a. To be remembered, memorable.

See also (synonyms): smaraṇīya, smarya.

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

Smartavya (स्मर्तव्य).—[adjective] = syaraṇīya.

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

1) Smartavya (स्मर्तव्य):—[from smṛ] mfn. to be remembered, memorable, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] living only in the memory (of men), [Jātakamālā]

[Sanskrit to German]

Smartavya in German

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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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