Shabdakosh – Glossary


शब्दकोष – Shabdakosh – Glossary


आध्यात्मिक – Aadhyatmik – spiritual
आशा – Aasha – hope
अभिषेक – Abhishikta – Anointed
अंतर्यामी – Antaryami – indwelling Lord
अनुभव – Anubhav – experience of reality, experiential realization
आराधना – Aradhna – worship
आर्यन – Aryan – noble born, higher caste, people of the Vedas
आशीर्वाद – Ashirwad – blessing
आत्मा – Atma – spirit, soul
आत्मा शांति – Atma shanti – peace of the soul or spirit, perfect inner peace
अवतार- avatar – incarnation
वर्ण के बिना – Avarna – without varna, without caste.
बलिदान के मार्ग – Balidan ka marg – path of sacrifice
बीज – Beej – seed
बीटा – Beta – child, a term of endearment for a young person
भगवान – Bhagwan – God, personal God of grace
भक्त – Bhakta – devotee
भक्ति – Bhakti – devotion
भक्ति भाव – Bhaktibhav – nature of Bhakti
बोध – Bodh – comprehension, teaching
दान – Daan – charitable gift
दर्शन – Darshan – see the deity, worship, philosophy
दया – Daya – mercy
देशवासियों – Deshvaasiyo – countrymen
धर्म – Dharma – religion, culture, duty, way of life
दिल – Dil – heart
दुनिया – Duniya – earth
दुश्मन – Dushman – enemy
फकीर – Fakir – holy man
ग्राम – Gram – village
गणना – Gnaan – knowledge
ग्रह – Graha – planet
गुण – Gunas – attributes, qualities
गुरुद्वारा – Gurudwara – Sikh holy place
गुरु – Guruji – teacher, spiritual mentor, holy man
हरि भक्त – Hari Bhakta – great disciple
जमात – jamaat – community who share the same religion, Muslim community
जन्म – Janma – birth
जन्म-स्थान – Janmastan – birth place
जाति – jati – a closed community of people which is entered through birth; caste
विजेता – vijeta – conqerer
जीव – Jeev – life, soul
ज्योतिष – Jyotishi – astrologer, high caste
कर्म – Karma – actions that cause rebirthकृपा Kripa – grace
महा राजा – Maharaja – Great king, sometimes used to address a sanyasi
महिमा – mahima – glory
मंडल – Mandal – circle, a group of people who have something in common
मंदिर – Mandir – Hindu temple
मार्ग – Marg – path, spiritual journey
मसीहा – Masiha – messiah
मस्जिद – Masjid – Islamic holy place, mosque
मित्र – Mitra – friend
मुक्ति – Mukti – release, salvation
मुक्तिदाता – Muktidatta – salvation Lord
मठ Mutt – monastery, religious study center
नसीब – Nasib – destiny
पाप की माफी – Paap ki mafi – forgiveness of sin
पानी का कुआँ – Pani ka Kuaan – water well
पड़ोसी – Pardoshi – neighbor
परीक्षण – Pariksha – test
परिवार – parivar – family
पति – Pati – Lord
पवित्र आत्मा – Pavitra Atma – Holy Spirit
पूजा – Pooja – worship
पनर्जन्म – Poonarjanma – rebirth, born again, reincarnation
प्रजा – Prajaa – people
प्रणाम – Pranaam – honorable salutations
प्रार्थना – Prarthna – prayer
प्रतिरूप – Pratiroop – form, body
प्रेम Prem – love
पुरुषोत्तम – Purushottam – perfect man, often refers to God in the form of Krishna or Vishnu
राज्य सेवा – Rajya seva – service for the Kingdom
समाज – Samaaj – social community
समाधि – samadhi – focused on choosing to leave the body through death, sign of a true guru
समाज – Samaj – community of people
संबंध – Sambandh – relationsip
संप्रदाय – sampraday – a tradition or a community
संसार – Sansaar – earth, world, world system
सनातन – Sanatan – eternal
संस्कृति – Sanskruti – culture or civilization
सन्यासी – sanyasi – hermit, holy man
शास्त्रों – Sastras – scriptures
सेवा – seva – selfless, noble service
सेवक – sevak – servant who does seva, not an employee or “slave”
शब्द – shabda – word, denotes God’s power
शक्ति – shakti – power
शांति – Shanti – peace
शरीर – Sharir – body
शिष्य – Shishya – students, followers
श्रद्धा – Shraddha – faith
श्लोक – Sloka – a spiritual verse or phrase
श्री – Sri – honorfic, Sir
सृष्टि – Srishti – creation
स्वभाव – Swabhav – inner nature, character
स्वागत – Swaagat – welcome
स्वर्ग – swarga – heaven
स्वरूप – swaroop – form or body
तपस्या – Tapasya – meditation, austerity
तारा – Tara – star
तारणहार – Taranhar – savior
तथास्तु – Tathastu – amen
उपनयन – Upanayana – string ceremony, young Hindus are initiated into a time of learning from a guru
उत्तम – Uttam – perfect
वलहैला- vahalla – beloved
वाणी – vani – voice
वर्ण – Varna – denoting the 4 castes of Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, Sudra
विश्वास – Vishwas – faith
यात्रा – Yatra – pilgrimage