Vedanta, aka: Vedānta, Veda-anta; 5 Definition(s)

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Vedanta 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

Purana

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Vedānta (वेदान्त).—See under Veda.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

The mystic teachings in Vedanta are centered on a fundamental truth of the universe that cannot be reduced to a concept or word for the ordinary mind to manipulate. Rather, the human experience and mind are themselves a tiny fragment of this truth. In this tradition, no mind-object can be identified as absolute truth, such that one may say, "That's it." So, to keep the mind from attaching to incomplete fragments of reality, a speaker could use this term to indicate that truth is "Not that."

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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vēdānta (वेदांत).—m (S) The theological part of the Vedas. Considered collectively, it is contained in the passages or chapters of the Vedas termed upa- niṣad. They inculcate an abstract and speculative monotheistical worship, and deny the actual existence of the material universe. 2 A theological system founded upon the Vedas, teaching that Matter is an illusion and that the sole existence is One all-pervading spirit. 3 The term is applied to any sage discourse upon the illusoriness and unreality of the objects of sense, or upon the emptiness of earthly pleasures, pains, or troubles.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vēdānta (वेदांत).—m The theological part of the Vedas.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Vedānta (वेदान्त).—

1) 'the end of the Veda', an Upaniṣad (which comes at the end of the Veda). Also

Derivable forms: vedāntaḥ (वेदान्तः).

Vedānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and anta (अन्त).

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Vedānta (वेदान्त).—(See quotation from bṛhadyogiyājña- valkyasmṛti under -aṅga above).

Derivable forms: vedāntam (वेदान्तम्).

Vedānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and anta (अन्त).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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