Vidyananda, Vidyānanda: 7 definitions

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Vidyananda 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vidyananda in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द) was the teacher of Varadeva, who was one of the twelve princes born to Kuṃkumā, consort to Mīnanātha, who is the incarnation of Siddhanātha in the fourth yuga, belonging to the Pūrvāmnāya (‘eastern doctrine’) tradition of Kula Śaivism, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya. Siddhanātha incarnates as a Kaula master in each of the four yugas. Varadeva was one of the six princes having the authority to teach.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द).—See विजयानन्द (vijayānanda).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

1) Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द) is the name of a teacher.—After Abhinava has listed the Yuganāthas, their consorts and disciples who are worshipped in the Siddhacakra, he says that “there are other teachers and their consorts mentioned in the Kālīkula” (Tantrāloka 29.43ab) Jayaratha explains that: “because they are disembodied (amūrta) they should only be recollected and not worshipped in a special way (as) the previous teachers have not mentioned them” (ibid. commentary). Jayaratha quotes the Devīpañcaśataka (verse 3.15cd-17ab) as an example of a Kālīkrama Tantra in which they are mentioned. They are: [e.g., Vidyānanda and Raktā;] [...] (preamble to Tantrāloka verse 29.43-46ab).

2) Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द) is the name of a Master associated with the Pīṭha named Kāmada, according to the Kulakriḍāvatāra, a text paraphrased by Abhinavagupta in his Tāntrāloka.—The lineage (ovalli) Prabhu is associated with the following:—Prince: Varadeva; Master: Vidyānanda; Pīṭha: Kāmada; Ghara (house): Karabilla; Pallī (village): Kumbhārika; Town: Kuṇḍī; Direction: west; Grove: ?; Vow-time: ?; Mudrā: right index; Chummā: Kuṇḍalinī.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vidyananda in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vidyānanda (विद्यानंद).—m S One of the five classes of ānanda, Scientific delight or gratification, the pleasures of science.

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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

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

1) Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a part of the Pañcadaśī. B. 4, 90.

2) Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द):—poet. Quoted by Kṣemendra in Kavikaṇṭhābharaṇa 5, 1.

3) Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द):—grammarian. Quoted by Bhāvaśarman Kh. 68.

4) Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द):—grammarian called also vijayānanda q. v.

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

1) Vidyānanda (विद्यानन्द):—[from vidyā > vid] m. (yān) ‘delight in kn°’ [Catalogue(s)]

2) [=vidyā-nanda] [from vidyānanda > vidyā > vid] Name of [chapter] of the Pañca-daśī

3) [v.s. ...] of various authors, [Kṣemendra; 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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