Venkatanatha, Veṅkaṭanātha: 4 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Venkatanatha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ).—A Sanskrit poet who lived in the 14th century A.D. He completed nearly hundred and twentyfive poetic works. These are written in Sanskrit and Prākṛta. The major poetic work "Rāghavābhyudaya" of Veṅkaṭanātha consists of twentyfour kāṇḍas. This is a beautiful poetic work. Appayyadīkṣitar has written a commentary on this work. This poet Veṅkaṭanātha, who was also known by the name "Vedāntadeśika", was a great philosopher too. It is said that his native place was Tuppil, near Khānsi. Most of his works are based on theosophy and on the philosophy of oneness of man with God.

Veṅkaṭanātha was born in 1268 and died in November 1369, as critics say. Even today he is esteemed and venerated as a divine person.

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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)

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Source: IKGA: Asia

Veṅkaṭanātha, or Vedāntadeśika, traditionally dated 1270-1369, is one of the most important representatives of the South Indian school of Rāmānuja. Veṅkaṭanātha systematized the tradition’s teachings and laid down the doctrines that are authoritative for the Vaṭakalai, the tradition’s northern, Sanskrit-oriented sub-sect, thus having a decisive influence on its further development. Veṅkaṭanātha wrote more than a hundred works, with subjects including theology, philosophy, dramas and poetry, and wrote in three languages, Sanskrit, Tamil and Maṇipravāḷa. Despite Veṅkaṭanātha's great significance, very few of his works have been translated or studied.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Ananta Sūri: Saṃkalpasūryodaya nāṭaka.

Veṅkaṭanātha has the following synonyms: Veṅkaṭa ācārya.

2) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—Compare Veṅkaṭeśa, Veṅkaṭeśvara.

3) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—Quoted in the Rāmānujadarśana of the Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha Oxf. 247^b.

4) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—Abhayadānasāra, Abhayapradāna, Abhayapradānasāra. Gopālaviṃśati. Nikṣeparakṣā. Prapannamālikā. Lakṣmīstotra.

5) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—Garuḍapañcāśat. Dayāśataka.

6) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—Prahlādavijaya kāvya.

7) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—
—[commentary] on Brahmānandagiri’s Bhagavadgītāṭīkā.

8) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—
—[commentary] on a stotra by Yāmunācārya. L. 2805.

9) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—Śaraṇāgatiṭīkā.

10) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—son of Raṅganātha: Āśaucaśataka. Gṛhyaratna and its
—[commentary] Vibudhakaṇṭhabhūṣaṇa. Daśanirṇaya. Pitṛmedhasāra. Smṛtiratnākara. See Hz. Extr. 88.

11) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—son of Veṅkaṭādhvarin, pupil of Rāmabrahmānandatīrtha: Siddhāntāmṛta.

12) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—son of Raṅganātha. grandson of Sarasvatīvallabha: Darśanirṇaya.

13) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—Adhikārasaṃgraha.

14) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—Śatadūṣaṇī.

15) Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—son of Ananta, grandson of Vaiśvānara, wrote beside the works given in Cc. Ii p. 143: Nyāyapariśuddhi. Bhagavadgītābhāṣyatātparyacandrikā.

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

Veṅkaṭanātha (वेङ्कटनाथ):—[=veṅkaṭa-nātha] [from veṅkaṭa > veṅka] m. Name of various authors, [Catalogue(s)]

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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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