Tattvajna, Tattvajñā, Tattvajña, Tattva-jna: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Tattvajna in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tattvajña (तत्त्वज्ञ) refers to “knowing the reality”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Or else, (he may be an ascetic who) always lives in a cave and eats roots, wears bark clothes, keeps silence and is firm (in the observance of his ascetic’s) vow; whether he has dreadlocks or shaved head, he is ever intent on the practice of chastity. He knows the reality of concentration and meditation [i.e., tattvajñadhyānadhāraṇatattvajñe] and does not keep the company of the worldly(-minded). [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tattvajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tattvajña (तत्त्वज्ञ).—a.

1) a philosopher.

2) knowing the true nature of Brahman.

3) knowing the true nature of anything; Manusmṛti 12.12.

4) acquainted with the true principles of science.

-jñaḥ a Brāmaṇa.

Tattvajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tattva and jña (ज्ञ). See also (synonyms): tattvavid.

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

Tattvajña (तत्त्वज्ञ).—[adjective] knowing the truth or true state of (—°).

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

1) Tattvajña (तत्त्वज्ञ):—[=tat-tva-jña] [from tat-tva > tat] mfn. ifc. knowing the truth, knowing the true nature of, knowing thoroughly, [Manu-smṛti xii, 102; Mahābhārata] (a- [negative], [xii, 6623]), [Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a Brāhman, [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa]

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Tattvajna 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tattvajna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tattvajña (ತತ್ತ್ವಜ್ಞ):—

1) [noun] a man who knows the true nature of things, nature, Brahman, etc.

2) [noun] a man who lives by or expounds a system of philosophy; a man who sees visions; a prophet, seer or philosopher.

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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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