Svaccha: 15 definitions

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Svaccha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Svachchha.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Svacchā (स्वच्छा) refers to one who is “radiant white”, and is used to describe the Goddess, according to the Bhairavīstotra in the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Victory! Victory (to you) O goddess (bhagavatī)! (You) who are like the solar orb of the emergence of Supreme Reality! (You who are) the star that is the circle of all the directions illumined by the halo of the light of your own body! O plane of stability! (You whose) body of enjoyment (saṃbhogadeha) is radiant white (svacchā) and unlimited in all (its) limbs! O Mahāgaurī (Great White One)! [...]”

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Svacchā (स्वच्छा) refers to “(that which is) very beautiful” [?], according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I uninterruptedly bow to Nityā who has a form worthy of worship. She has ascended the shining throne made of the sun, moon, and fire. She holds in her hands a hook, a snare, arrows, and a bow, and carries the crescent moon on her crest. She is pure and clean, and her eyes, adorned with the tips of the locks of hair, are very beautiful (svacchāsvacchāṃ bālendumaulim alakāgralalāmanetrāṃ). [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Svaccha (स्वच्छ) or Svacchanīra refers to “clean water”, according to Hemavijaya Gaṇin’s Kathāratnākara (A.D. 1600).—Accordingly, “The Brāhmaṇa, who is especially well-versed in the whole range of astral science, wore a forehead mark made of saffron and rice-grains—{The round vessel is made of ten palas of copper. In the ghaṭikā [bowl] the height should be made of six aṅgulas. The diameter there should be made to the measure of twelve aṅgulas. The good cherish a water clock that holds sixty palas of water}—dropped the bowl, made fully according to the aforementioned prescriptions, in a basin filled with clean water [i.e., svaccha-nīra-bhṛta] at the time of the setting of the divine sun”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svaccha (स्वच्छ).—a (S) Exceedingly clean or pure; free altogether from filth, stain, or soil.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

svaccha (स्वच्छ).—a Exceedingly clean or pure.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svaccha (स्वच्छ).—a. [suṣṭhu acchaḥ prā°]

1) Very clear or transparent, pure, bright, pellucid; स्वच्छस्फटिक, स्वच्छमुक्ताफलम् (svacchasphaṭika, svacchamuktāphalam) &c.

2) White.

3) Beautiful.

4) Healthy.

-cchaḥ 1 A crystal.

2) The jujube tree.

-cchā White Dūrvā grass.

-ccham 1 A pearl.

2) Pure chalk.

3) An alloy of silver and gold.

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Svaccha (स्वच्छ).—a. see s. v.

Svaccha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and accha (अच्छ).

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

Svaccha (स्वच्छ).—mfn.

(-cchaḥ-cchā-cchaṃ) 1. Healthy, sound, convalescent. 2. White. 3. Pure, free from stain or soil. 4. Transparent, pellucid. m.

(-cchaḥ) 1. Pearl. 2. Quartz. E. su exceedingly, and accha clean, clear.

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

Svaccha (स्वच्छ).—adj. 1. transparent, 2. pure. 3. white. 4. healthy.

Svaccha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and accha (अच्छ).

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

Svaccha (स्वच्छ).—[adjective] very clear, transparent, bright, pure; [abstract] [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Svaccha (स्वच्छ):—[=sv-accha] mf(ā)n. very transparent or clear, pellucid, crystalline, [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] bright-coloured, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] clear, distinct (as speech), [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] pure (as the mind or heart), [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] healthy, sound, convalescent (in this sense perhaps Prākṛt for svastha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] m. rock-crystal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] the jujube tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Svacchā (स्वच्छा):—[=sv-acchā] [from sv-accha] f. white Dūrvā grass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Svaccha (स्वच्छ):—[=sv-accha] n. a pearl, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] an alloy or amalgam of silver and gold, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

11) [v.s. ...] pure chalk etc. (= vimaloparasa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Svaccha (स्वच्छ):—[(cchaḥ-cchā-cchaṃ) a.] Healthy; white; pure; pellucid.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Svaccha (स्वच्छ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saccha, Suaccha.

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Svaccha 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Svaccha (स्वच्छ) [Also spelled swachchh]:—(a) clean, clear, neat; pure; transparent; ~[] cleanliness. neatness; purity; transparence; —[karanā] to clean, to cleanse, to rinse, to clarify, to filter.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Svaccha (ಸ್ವಚ್ಛ):—

1) [adjective] clear and transparent; pellucid.

2) [adjective] bright coloured or white.

3) [adjective] pure; unadulterated.

4) [adjective] guiltless; blameless; impeccable; innocent.

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Svaccha (ಸ್ವಚ್ಛ):—

1) [noun] the quality of being pure, clear or guiltless.

2) [noun] a clear, transparent quartz; a crystal.

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Svaccha (ಸ್ವಚ್ಛ):—[adverb] clearly; in a definite term; unambuguously.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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