Svatantra, aka: Sva-tantra; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Svatantra means something in 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 Hinduism

Samkhya (school of philosophy)

[Svatantra in Samkhya glossaries]

Svatantra (स्वतन्त्र, “independent”).—Puruṣa is one of the two ultimate fundamental eternal realities according to Sāṃkhya. So, the puruṣa is not dependent on any cause for its existence. For this reason, puruṣa is svatantra (independent).

(Source): Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review
context information

Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

Discover the meaning of svatantra in the context of Samkhya from relevant books on Exotic India

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[Svatantra in Vyakarana glossaries]

Svatantra (स्वतन्त्र).—lit. independent; independent in activity; the subject or agent of an action (कर्ता (kartā)) is defined as स्वतन्त्र (svatantra) independent in his activity, i. e. not depending upon any one for the same; cf. स्वतन्त्रः कर्ता (svatantraḥ kartā) P. I. 4. 54.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
context information

Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

Discover the meaning of svatantra in the context of Vyakarana from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Svatantra in Marathi glossaries]

svatantra (स्वतंत्र).—a (S) Independent, uncontrolled, free, absolute; being under one's own line or law. Hence, by implication, Of age, full-grown. 2 (With reproachful implication.) Self-willed, unruly, refractory, libertine, dissolute &c. 3 (Laxly.) That is separate, apart, aside, aloof, out of the way.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svatantra (स्वतंत्र).—a Independent, free. Self-willed.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of svatantra in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Svatantra in Sanskrit glossaries]

Svatantra (स्वतन्त्र).—a.

1) self-dependent, uncontrolled, independent, self-willed.

2) of age, full-grown.

-ntram one's own (common group of) subsidiaries; जैमिनेः परतन्त्रापत्तेः स्वतन्त्रप्रतिषेधः स्यात् (jaimineḥ paratantrāpatteḥ svatantrapratiṣedhaḥ syāt) MS. 12.1.8.

-ntraḥ a blind man.

Svatantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sva and tantra (तन्त्र).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

Discover the meaning of svatantra in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1367 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Tantra
Tantra (तन्त्र).—That which elaborately explains the meanings that are dealt in holy texts and ...
Svadhyaya
Svādhyāya (स्वाध्याय) refers to “self-study, introspection” and forms part of the ancient India...
Svarupa
Svarūpa (स्वरूप).—An asura. This asura remains in the palace of Varuṇa and serves him. (Sabhā P...
Svarasa
Svarasa (स्वरस).—1) natural taste. 2) proper taste or sentiment in composition. 3) a kind of as...
Svabhava
Svabhāva (स्वभाव) or Svabhāvata refers to the classification of medicinal drugs (auṣadhi) ...
Svadhishthana
Svādhiṣṭhāna (स्वाधिष्ठान).—one of the six Chakras or mystical circles of the body. Derivable f...
Shva
Sva (स्व).—pron. a.1) One's own, belonging to oneself, often serving as a reflexive pronoun; स्...
Svartha
Svārtha (स्वार्थ, “for oneself”) or Svārthānumāna refers to one of the two divisions of anumāna...
Paratantra
Paratantra (परतन्त्र).—a. dependent on another, dependent, subservient. Paratantra is a Sanskri...
Svastha
Svastha (स्वस्थ).—a. 1) self-abiding. 2) self-dependent, relying on one's own exertions, confid...
Svaja
Svaja (स्वज).—a. 1) self-born. 2) natural (svābhāvika); आगता त्वामियं बुद्धिः स्वजा वैनायिकी च ...
Uttaratantra
Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र).—Name of a supplementary section in the medical work of Suśruta. Der...
Svadhina
Svādhīna (स्वाधीन).—a. 1) dependent on oneself, self-dependent. 2) independent. 3) one's own su...
Sveccha
Svecchā (स्वेच्छा).—self-will, own inclination. °आचारः (ācāraḥ) acting as one likes; self-will....
Svanubhava
Svānubhava (स्वानुभव).—f. 1) self-experience. 2) self-knowledge; स्वानुभूत्येकसाराय नमः शान्ताय...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: