Tattvavid, Tattva-vid: 8 definitions


Tattvavid 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Tattvavid (तत्त्वविद्) refers to “those who know the reality (of Kula)”, according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 1.23cd-33ab.—Accordingly, “[...] (Whereas) those who know the reality of Kula (tattvavid—kulatattvavido) are born from the path of Kula. Once drunk the divine nectar of Kula there is no rebirth again. Kaula is the permutation of those two and abides in the form of the individual soul. Nothing arises without that in the mobile and immobile universe. When known, the gods, demons, people, animals, vegetation and birds dissolve away (into the absolute). O dear one, the cause of that is Kaula. As the triple universe along with the gods, demons and men, belongs to Kaula, it is said to be Kaula, the cause of the birth of the body”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Tattvavid in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Tattvavid (तत्त्वविद्) refers to a “knower of the highest reality”, according to the Niśvāsakārikā (Jñānakāṇḍa verse 12.162-63).—Accordingly: “When a Brahmin, Kṣatriya, Vaiśya or Śūdra is a knower of the highest reality (tattvavid), [then] no distinction exists [between them], just as no division exists [between] fire placed in fire, milk in milk [or] water poured into water. [This] truth has been spoken by Śiva”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tattvavid (तत्त्वविद्).—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.

Tattvavid is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tattva and vid (विद्). See also (synonyms): tattvajña.

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

Tattvavid (तत्त्वविद्).—mfn. (-vit) Knowing the truth, knowing things as they are. E. tattva, and vid who knows.

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

Tattvavid (तत्त्वविद्).—[adjective] = tattvajña.

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

Tattvavid (तत्त्वविद्):—[=tat-tva-vid] [from tat-tva > tat] mfn. knowing the true nature of ([genitive case]), [Bhagavad-gītā iii, 28]

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

Tattvavid (तत्त्वविद्):—[tattva-vid] (t) a. Knowing the truth.

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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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