Yatatman, Yatātman, Yata-atman: 4 definitions


Yatatman 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Yatātman (यतात्मन्) refers to the “Self of sacrifice”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.26. Accordingly as Śiva said to Nanda, after the latter cursed Dakṣa (and others):—“[...] I have not been cursed now. You please understand the factual position. O intelligent one, be calm, enlighten Sanaka and others. I am the sacrifice, the sacrificial rite, the ancillary adjuncts of the sacrifice, the Self of sacrifice (yatātman) and one engrossed in sacrifice. I am out of sacrifice too”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yatātman (यतात्मन्).—a. governing oneself, self-restrained, curbing the senses; (tasmai) यतात्मने रोचयितुं यतस्व (yatātmane rocayituṃ yatasva) Ku.3.16;1.54.

Yatātman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yata and ātman (आत्मन्).

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

Yatātman (यतात्मन्).—[adjective] self-restrained.

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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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