Snatva, Snātvā: 5 definitions


Snatva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Snātvā (स्नात्वा) refers to “having finished the ceremonial ablution”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.53 (“Description of Śiva’s return journey”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Then Viṣṇu and other gods, the sages and ascetics sent message to the mountain about their intention to leave after finishing their immediate duties. Then the lord of mountains finished his ceremonial ablution (snātvā) and the worship of his favourite deity. Calling his kinsmen in the city, he came to the audience hall joyously. There he worshipped the lord with pleasure and requested him to stay in his house for a few days more along with all the people. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Snātvā (स्नात्वा).—Ind. Having bathed. E. ṣṇā to bathe, ktvā aff.

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

Snātva (स्नात्व).—[adjective] fit for bathing.

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

1) Snātva (स्नात्व):—[from snā] mfn. fit for ablution, capable of being used for bathing, [Ṛg-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) Snātvā (स्नात्वा):—[from snā] ind. having bathed etc. (See root).

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Snatva 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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