Trijagat, Tri-jagat: 11 definitions


Trijagat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Trijagat in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Trijagat (त्रिजगत्) [=Jagattraya?] refers to the “three worlds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “Then, the delighted lord of the mountains, took some fresh flowers and fruits with him and approached Śiva along with his daughter. Approaching the lord of the three worlds [i.e., trijagat-nātha], engaged in meditation and bowing to Him he mentally dedicated to Him, his wonderful daughter. Placing the fruits and flowers in front of Him and making his daughter stand before Him, the lord of the mountains spoke to Śiva:—[...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Trijagat (त्रिजगत्) represents the number 3 (three) in the “word-numeral system” (bhūtasaṃkhyā), which was used in Sanskrit texts dealing with astronomy, mathematics, metrics, as well as in the dates of inscriptions and manuscripts in ancient Indian literature.—A system of expressing numbers by means of words arranged as in the place-value notation was developed and perfected in India in the early centuries of the Christian era. In this system the numerals [e.g., 3—trijagat] are expressed by names of things, beings or concepts, which, naturally or in accordance with the teaching of the Śāstras, connote numbers.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Trijagat (त्रिजगत्) [=jagattraya?] refers to the “three worlds”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool , having formed a delight in pleasure which is produced by the objects of the senses [and is] continually transitory, the three worlds [com.—jagattraya] are destroyed”.

Synonyms: Tribhuvana.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tri-jagat.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘three’; but jagat sometimes also means ‘fourteen’. Note: tri-jagat is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Trijaga (त्रिजग).—n (Poetry.) trijagat n S The three worlds. Ex. ākramī svacaraṇēṃ trijagātēṃ || rāma hā mhaṇuni śāstra hi gātēṃ ||; also tyācē khēḷa aikatā variṣṭha || bhakta hōti trijagatīṃ ||.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trijagat (त्रिजगत्).—n.

Trijagat is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and jagat (जगत्).

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

Trijagat (त्रिजगत्).—[neuter] sgl. & [plural], [feminine] the triple world (heaven, earth, & the lower [with]).

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

1) Trijagat (त्रिजगत्):—[=tri-jagat] [from tri] n. sg. = jagat traya, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa viii; Caurapañcāśikā; Kathāsaritsāgara; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] [Ānanda-laharī [Scholiast or Commentator] [Introduction] 1]

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Trijagat 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Trijaga (ತ್ರಿಜಗ):—[noun] the three worlds, the physical world, lower region and the heaven.

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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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