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Hindu Religious Words


1) Acura (n) Acarya (Sometimes Spelled Acharya In English) (n) Sanskrit A Preceptor, Instructor; Cf. Guru

2) Aditya (n) Sanskrit Āditya, The Vedic Sun God.

3) Agni (n) Sanskrit Agnih, Which Means "Fire".

4) Ahimsa (n) (Sanskrit) the Hindu and Buddhist doctrine of refraining from harming any living being

5) Amrita (n) Sanskrit Amrtam, Nectar Of Everlasting Life.

6) Annapurna (n) (Sanskrit) 1. Consort Of Shiva 2. Highest peak 26,504 feet (8078 meters)

7) Antarloka (n) "Inner or In-Between World."

8) Anubhava (n) Anubhava Direct Perception; Personal Spiritual Experience.

9) Arya (n) Sanskrit Ārya. Arya (Aryan): One Who Is An Arya-Literally, "One Who Strives Upward." Both Arya And Aryan Are Exclusively Psychological Terms Having Nothing Whatsoever To Do With Birth, Race, Or Nationality. In His Teachings Buddha Habitually Referred To Spiritually Qualified People As "The Aryas." Although In English Translations We Find The Expressions: "The Four Noble Truths," And "The Noble Eightfold Path," Buddha Actually Said: "The Four Aryan Truths," And "The Eightfold Aryan Path." Aryan

10) Asana (n) Sanskrit asana manner of sitting any of various yogic postures

11) Ashram (n) Sanskrit, 1: a secluded dwelling of a Hindu sage ; also: the group of disciples instructed there 2: a religious retreat

12) Asura (n) Sanskrit A-Sura, Which Means "Negation Of Sura God ", Ie Someone Who Have Demonish Qualities Or Someone Who Is Against God .

13) Atma (n) The Essential Divinity, Or Light Of Consciousness, In Each Individual; Often Translated Into English As "Self". See Brahman.

14) Aum/Om, (n) Sanskrit a mantra consisting of the sound ˈōm and used in contemplation of ultimate reality

15) Avatar (n) Sanskrit 1: the incarnation of a Hindu deity (as Vishnu)2 a: an incarnation in human formb: an embodiment (as of a concept or philosophy) often in a person

16) Ayurveda (n) Sanskrit āyurvedaḥ, from āyuḥ life, vital power + vedaḥ knowledge. A form of holistic alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India

17) Bhagavad-Gita (n) Sanskrit Bhagavadgītā, literally, song of the blessed one (Krishna). A Hindu devotional work in poetic form

18) Bhakti (n) Sanskrit devotion to a deity constituting a way to salvation in Hinduism

19) Bodily Humor (n)Anglo-saxona fluid or juice of an animal or plant; specifically: one of the four fluids entering into the constitution of the body and determining by their relative proportions a person's health and temperament. An English Equivalent Of The Ayurvedic Term Dosha, Which Names Three Fundamental Interbalancing Principles Or Constituents Of The Human Constitution.

20) Brahma (n) Sanskrit brahman 1 : the creator god of the Hindu sacred triad - compare shiva , vishnu 2 : the ultimate ground of all being in Hinduism

21)Brahman (n) Sanskrit brahmana 1 a: a Hindu of the highest caste traditionally assigned to the priesthood; 3 usually Brahmin : a person of high social standing and cultivated intellect and taste.

22)Brahman (n) 1 (also Brahmin) a member of the highest Hindu caste, that of the priesthood. 2 (also Brahma) the ultimate reality underlying all phenomena in the Hindu scriptures.

23) Caste (n) 1 Latin castus each of the hereditary classes of Hindu society, distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social status. 2 any exclusive social class.

24) Chakra (n) Sanskrit cakra. any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy

25)Chariot(n)a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle car of ancient times used also in processions and races

26) Chukker (n) Sanskrit Cakra, Hindi Chakkar, A Circle, A Wheel.

27) Deva, Diva (n) Sanskrit Deva, Which Means "A God". Diva Means Day Like In Divakara, Sun Who Makes The Day.

28) Devi (n) Sanskrit Devi, Which Means "A Goddess".

29) Dharma (n)1Hinduism: an individual's duty fulfilled by observance of custom or law 2Hinduism & Buddhisma: the basic principles of cosmic or individual existence : divine lawb: conformity to one's duty and nature

30) Diwali (n) a Hindu festival with lights, held in October and November to celebrate the end of the monsoon.

31) Elixir: (n) a(1): a substance held capable of changing base metals into gold (2): a substance held capable of prolonging life indefinitely b (1): cure-all (2): a medicinal concoction

32) Fakir (n) Arabic faqīr b: an itinerant Hindu ascetic or wonder-worker

33) Ganesh (n) Via Hindi Gaŋeś Ultimately From Sanskrit Gaŋeśa.

34) Guru (n) Sanskrit 1: a personal religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism

35) Hanuman (n) Through Hindi From Sanskrit Hanuman, A Kind Of Small Monkey, Hindu God.

36) Hare Krishna (n) Hindi. A member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, a religious sect based on the worship of the Hindu god Krishna.

37) Himalaya (n) Sanskrit Himalayah, Which Means "Place Of Snow".Mountains S Asia on border between India & Tibet & in Kashmir, Nepal, & Bhutan

38) Hindi (n) Hindi Hind, 1: a literary and official language of northern India2: a complex of Indo-Aryan languages and dialects of northern India for which Hindi is the usual literary language

39) Hindu (n) Persian Hindu a follower of Hinduism. 1: an adherent of Hinduism2: a native or inhabitant of India

40) Indra (n) A Prominent Vedic God, In Charge Of Rain And Thunder.

41) Jungle (n) Sanskrit Jangala-S, Hindi Jangal 1 a: an impenetrable thicket or tangled mass of tropical vegetationb: a tract overgrown with thickets or masses of vegetation

42) Kali (n) Sanskrit Kali. the Hindu goddess of death and destruction

43) Kama Sutra (n) Sanskrit Kāma Sutra, Which Means Kāma "Desire" And Sutra.

44) Karma (n) Sanskrit Karman 1. often capitalized: the force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person's next existence

45) Krishna (n) Sanskrit Krshnah a deity or deified hero of later Hinduism worshipped as an incarnation of Vishnu

46) Kshatriya (n) Sanskrit kṣatriya a Hindu of an upper caste traditionally assigned to governing and military occupations

47) Kumkum (n) a red pigment used by Hindu women to make a mark on the forehead.

48) Loka (n)Sanskrit "World, Habitat, Realm, or Plane of Existence." Self: The Nearest English Equivalent of the Sanskrit Word "Atman", the Essential Divinity of an Individual.

49) Mahabharata (n) Sanskrit Mahābhāratam, Great Epic - Story Of The Bhāratas.

50) Maharishi (n) Sanskrit maha̱rṣi 1. A great Hindu sage or spiritual leader 2. A Hindu teacher of mystical knowledge.

51) Mahatma (n) Sanskrit Mahatman 1: a person to be revered for high-mindedness, wisdom, and selflessness

52) Manas (n) Polynesian origin "Mind" L. Mens, Mentis (Mental; Mint, "Think") 1 : the power of the elemental forces of nature embodied in an object or person

53) Mandala (n) Sanskrit Mandala 1: a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe ; specifically: a circle enclosing a square with a deity on each side that is used chiefly as an aid to meditation

54) Mantra (n) Sanskrit Mantra-S a mystical formula of invocation or incantation (as in Hinduism) (Mantra, "A Repeated Word" E.G. Om/Aum)

55) Manu (n) Sanskrit The progenitor of the human race and giver of the religious laws of Manu according to Hindu mythology

56) Maya (n) Sanskrit Maya the sense-world of manifold phenomena held in Vedanta to conceal the unity of absolute being

57) Mitra (n) Sanskrit Mitrah, Which Means "A Friend".

58) Moksha (n) Sanskrit Moksha, Liberation From The Cycle Of Death And Rebirth.

59) Namaste (n) Sanskrit Namas-Te, Hindi "Bowing To You".

60) Nirvana (n) Sanskrit Nirvana-S 1: the final beatitude that transcends suffering, karma, and samsara and is sought especially in Buddhism through the extinction of desire and individual consciousness

61) Palanquin (n) Through Malay And Javanese Palangki Ultimately From Sanskrit Palyanka-S, a conveyance formerly used especially in eastern Asia usually for one person that consists of an enclosed litter borne on the shoulders of men by means of poles

62) Pandit (n) Hindi paṇḍit, from Sanskrit paṇḍita 1. A Hindu scholar learned in Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and religion. 2. a wise or learned man in India -often used as an honorary title also Pundit

63) Parvati (n) Sanskrit Pārvati, Which Means "A Mountain River" Or The Daughter Of Parvataraja, The Himalaya Mountain, Also Consort Of Lord Shiva.

64) Pipal (n) Sanskrit Pippalam, Hindi large long-lived fig (Ficus religiosa) of India

65) Prakrit (n) Sanskrit Prakrta any or all of the ancient Indo-Aryan languages or dialects other than Sanskrit

66) Pukka (n) Hindi Pakkā Meaning "Cooked", Ultimately From Sanskrit Pakva.

67) Pundit (n) see pandit

68) Purana (n) Sanskrit Puranah, one of a class of Hindu sacred writings chiefly from a.d. 300 to a.d. 750 comprising popular myths and legends and other traditional lore

69) Raga (n) Hindi Sanskrit Rāgah, 1: one of the ancient traditional melodic patterns or modes in Indian music 2: an improvisation based on a traditional raga

70) Rajoguna: (n) Sanskrit One Of The Three Aspects Of Component Traits Of Cosmic Energy; The Principle Of Dynamism In Nature Bringing About All Changes; Through This Is Projected The Relative Appearance Of The Absolute As The Universe; This Quality Generates Passion And Restlessness.

71) Rajput (n) Hindi & Urdu rajut, from Sanskrit rajaputra a member of a dominant military caste of northern India

72) Rama (n) Sanskrit Ramah a deity or deified hero of later Hinduism worshipped as an avatar of Vishnu - Rama the Hero of Ramayan - Prince Ayoddhi (Kingdom)

73) Ramayana (n) Sanskrit Rāmāyanam, Which Means "The Gait Of Rama". A Holy Narrative of Lord Rama.

74) Rice (n) Via Old French And Italian From Latin Oriza, Which Is From Greek Oryza, Through An Indo-Iranian Tongue Finally From Sanskrit Vrihi-S "Rice", Tamil Origin Is Also Possible.Tamil Word Is "Arisi" the starchy seeds of an annual southeast Asian cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that are cooked and used for food ; also: this cereal grass that is widely cultivated in warm climates for its seeds and by-products

75) Rigveda (n) Sanskrit Rigveda, "Knowledge Of Praise".

76) Rishi, (n) Sanskrit A Sage

77) Rudra (n) Sanskrit, Lord Sivah.

78) Sadhu (n) Sanskrit Sādhu.a usually Hindu mendicant ascetic

79) Samadhi (n) Sanskrit Samadhi, "Putting Together".

80) Samsara (n) Sanskrit Samsara "Passing Through". the indefinitely repeated cycles of birth, misery, and death caused by karma

81) Sandhi (n) Sanskrit Samdhih, Sanskrit saṁdhi, literally, placing together modification of the sound of a morpheme (as a word or affix) conditioned by syntactic context in which it is uttered

82) Sanskrit (n) Sanskrit saṁskṛta, literally, perfected, from sam together + karoti he makes "Put Together, Well-Formed". 1: an ancient Indo-Aryan language that is the classical language of India and of Hinduism2: classical Sanskrit together with the older Vedic and various later modifications of classical Sanskrit

83) Sarasvati (n) Sanskrit Sarasvati, Name Of A Holy Stream. Hindu goddess

84) Sattva (n) Sanskrit Sattvah, "Truth".

85) Shatam (n) Sanskrit "Hundred"=L. Centum (Cent, Century, Centime)

86) Shiva Or Siva (n) Through Hindi Ultimately From Sanskrit Sivah, the god of destruction and regeneration in the Hindu sacred triad - compare brahma , vishnu

87) Siddha (n) Sanskrit Siddhah, Which Means "Achieved, Accomplished". Siddhi Literally Means Absolute Or Total Understanding; Enlightenment (A State Of Being "Buddha", Also Called "Siddha"). Additionally, The Word Is Frequently (Siddhis In Plural) Used To Mean The Paranormal Powers Possessed By Saints, Mystics, Mantriks, And Tantriks. The Word Is Accepted In New English Oxford Dictionary

88) Sparsa: (n) Sanskrit Sparsa Touch.

89) Sudra (n) Sanskrit a member of the worker caste, lowest of the four Hindu castes.

90) Sutra (n) Sanskrit sūtra precept, literally, thread Sutram "A Rule". 1: a precept summarizing Vedic teaching ; also: a collection of these precepts2: one of the discourses of the Buddha that constitute the basic text of Buddhist scripture

91) Svastika, (n) Sanskrit "Cross Of Good Fortune, Auspicious Sign", Akin To Svasti, A Salutation Meaning "Be Well" see Swastika

92) Swami (n) Hindi svāmī, from Sanskrit svāmin owner, lord, from sva one's own 1: a Hindu ascetic or religious teacher ; specifically: a senior member of a religious order -used as a title2: one that resembles or emulates a swami

93) Swastika see Svastika

94) Tamas: (n) Sanskrit Tamas Ignorance; Inertia; Darkness; Perishability.

95) Tantra (n) Sanskrit, literally, warp, from tanoti he stretches, weaves 1. One of the later Hindu or Buddhist scriptures dealing especially with techniques and rituals including meditative and sexual practices; also: the rituals or practices outlined in the tantra 2. Refers To A Hindu Or Buddhist Spiritual Sadhana That Is Performed Using Yantra, Mantra, And Specific Rituals.

96) Tat (n) Sanskrit "That"

97) Tva (n) Sanskrit "You"=L. Tu/Te/Tua, Fr. Toi (Thou, Thee)

98) Untouchable (n) a member of the lowest-caste Hindu group

99) Upanishad (n) Sanskrit upaniṣad 1. Each of a series of Hindu sacred books written in Sanskrit and explaining the philosophy introduced in the Veda. 2. one of a class of Vedic treatises dealing with broad philosophic problems

100) Vaisya (n) a member of the third of the four Hindu castes, comprising merchants and farmers.

101) Varuna (n) Sanskrit Varunah, The Lord Of Oceans.

102) Veda (n) Sanskrit, literally, knowledge 1. Any of four canonical collections of hymns, prayers, and liturgical formulas that comprise the earliest Hindu sacred writings 2. A generic name for the most ancient Indian sacred literature, i.e. The Rg-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda and Atharva-Veda. Each Of These Books Is Divided Into Two Portions, Mantra And Brahmana. The Term Veda Is Generally Reserved For The Mantras Or Metrical Hymns, Especially Those Of The Rg-Veda. Sri Aurobindo Has Translated and/Or Commented On Many of the Vedic Hymns. Most Of His Writings Related To The Vedas Have Been Collected In Volumes And Of The Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library (SABCL), The Secret Of The Veda, And Hymns To The Mystic Fire.

103) Vedanta (n) Sanskrit Vedanta, literally, end of the Veda, from Veda + anta end 1. An orthodox system of Hindu philosophy developing especially in a qualified monism the speculations of the Upanishads on ultimate reality and the liberation of the soul 2. A Hindu philosophy based on the teachings of the Upanishads.

104) Vimana (n) Sanskrit Vimana Meaning Plane, Also Referred To The Top Of The Temple Tower, Sanctum Santorum.

105) Vishnu (n) Sanskrit Vishnu the preserver god of the Hindu sacred triad - compare brahma , shiva.

106) Vritra (n) Sanskrit A Snake-Demon And The Leader Of The Danavas.

107) Yoga (n) Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes 1 capitalized: a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation2: a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being

108) Yogi Sanskrit yogin, from yoga 1: a person who practices yoga 2. capitalized: an adherent of Yoga philosophy3: a markedly reflective or mystical person

Published:Jun 6th 2013
Modified:Jun 6th 2013

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