Tattvasagara, Tattvasāgara, Tattva-sagara: 5 definitions


Tattvasagara 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

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Tattvasagara in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Pancaratra (Samhita list)

1) Tattvasāgara (तत्त्वसागर) is the name of an ancient Pāñcarātra Saṃhitā mentioned in the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—[Cf. Jñānapāda chapter 1, verses 99-114]—First is explained the folly of following more than one Saṃhitā for a single series of rituals. Then the names of the 108 Tantras of the Pāñcarātra corpus are named [e.g., Tattvasāgara]. Even those who repeat these 108 titles will gain salvation.

2) Tattvasāgara (तत्त्वसागर) or Tattvasāgarasaṃhitā is classified as a Tāmasa (=Pauruṣavākya) type of Pāñcarātra text, according to the Pārameśvarasaṃhitā: an important Pāñcarātra text of 8700 verses followed closely by the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam—dealing with priestly concerns such as their daily routines, occasional liturgies and expiatory services.—[Cf. chapter 10 verses 374-386a].

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (pancaratra)

Tattvasāgara (तत्त्वसागर) or Tattvasāgarasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classified as a tāmasa type of the Muniprokta group of Pāñcarātra Āgamas. The vaiṣṇavāgamas represent one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—Texts of the Pāñcara Āgamas are divided in to two sects. It is believed that Lord Vāsudeva revealed the first group of texts which are called Divya and the next group is called Muniprokta which are further divided in to three viz. a. Sāttvika. b. Rājasa. c. Tāmasa (e.g., Tattvasāgara-saṃhitā).

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tattvasagara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Tattvasāgara (तत्त्वसागर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] Quoted by Hemādri, Raghunandana, Kamalākara, in Ācāramayūkha and Ācārārka.

2) Tattvasāgara (तत्त्वसागर):—[tantric] Mentioned in Āgamatattvavilāsa.

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

Tattvasāgara (तत्त्वसागर):—[=tat-tva-sāgara] [from tat-tva > tat] m. ‘truth-ocean’, Name of [work] [Smṛtitattva xi; Nirṇayasindhu i, 318]

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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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