mfn. holy (applied to gods, demigods, and saints as a term of address, either in vocative casebhagavan-, bhagavas-, bhagos-[ seeVa1rtt. 2 ] f.bhagavatī-m.pluralbhagavantaḥ-;or in Nominal verb with 3. sg. of the verb;with Buddhists often prefixed to the titles of their sacred writings)
भगवत् a. 1 Glorious, illustrious. -2 Revered, venerable, divine, holy (an epithet applied to gods, demigods and other holy or respectable personages); स्वर्गप्रकाशो भगवान् प्रदोषः Rām.5.5.8; अथ भगवान् कुशली काश्यपः Ś.5; भगवन् परवानयं जनः R.8.81; so भगवान् वासुदेवः &c.; उत्पत्तिं च विनाशं च भूतानामागतिं गतिम् । वेत्ति विद्यामविद्यां च स वाच्यो भगवानिति ॥ -3 Fortunate (Ved.). -m. 1 A god, deity. -2 An epithet of Viṣṇu. -3 Of Śiva. -4 Of Jina. -5 Of Buddha. -Comp. -गीता N. of a celebrated sacred work; (it is an episode of the great Bhārata and purports to be a dialogue between Kṛiṣṇa and
Arjuna). -दृश a. resembling the Supreme. -पदी N. of the source of Gaṅgā साक्षाद्भगवत्पदीत्यनुपलक्षितवचः Bhāg. 5.17.1.
a. possessing a happy lot, fortunate, blessed; adorable, venerable, divine (ep. of gods and demi-gods), august, illustrious, holy (of saints); worshipful as a term of address in vc.(bhagavan, bhagavas (V.), bhagos, f. bhagavati, m. pl. bhagavantah) or nm. with 3 sg.; m. ep. of Vishnu or Krish na, and of Siva: -î, f. ep. of Lakshmî and of Durgâ; -vad-âsraya-bhûta, pp. being the seat or resting-place of the Venerable One (Vishnu).
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