Yatayata, Yātāyāta: 8 definitions


Yatayata means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Yatayat.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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

Yātāyāta (यातायात) refers to “going and coming”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Fool, you must understand, in reality, substance is not acknowledged in a mass of foam, the trunk of a plantain tree or in the body of human beings. The planets, moon, sun, stars and seasons go and come (yātāyāta) [but] certainly for embodied souls bodies do not [go and come] even in a dream”.

Synonyms: Gamanāgamana, Gatāgata.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yātāyāta (यातायात).—f (S) Vexatious and wearisome going and coming. 2 fig. The constant coming into life and dying (of all earthly animate beings). 3 The toil and turmoil, bother and fuss of human life.

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

yātāyāta (यातायात).—f See yējā; the toil and turmoil of human life.

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

1) Yātāyāta (यातायात):—[from yāta > yā] n. going and coming, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] ebb and flow, [Sadukti-karṇāmṛta]

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Yatayata 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Yātāyāta (यातायात) [Also spelled yatayat]:—(nm) traffic, coming and going;—[jāma honā] traffic to be jammed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yātāyāta (ಯಾತಾಯಾತ):—[noun] the act, process or an instance of going and coming.

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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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