Svadhavat, Svadhāvat, Svadha-vat: 1 definition
Svadhavat 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Svadhāvat (स्वधावत्):—[=sva-dhā-vat] [from sva-dhā > sva] mfn. (dhā-) adhering to custom or law, regular, constant, faithful, [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] containing oblations or refreshment, [Atharva-veda]
3) [v.s. ...] containing the word svadhā, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
4) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] a class of Pitṛs, [Mahābhārata] ([Bombay edition] sudhāvat).
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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Baudhayana Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)