Meaning of Advaita in English:


Pronunciation /ʌdˈvʌɪtə/


mass nounHinduism
  • A Vedantic doctrine that identifies the individual self (atman) with the ground of reality (brahman). It is associated especially with the Indian philosopher Shankara (c.788–820).

    ‘Ultimate reality in Advaita Vedanta is Brahman.’
    • ‘Later many philosophers did not agree with his absolute monism, and they have had introduced various revisions in the philosophical basis of Advaita Vedanta of Shankara.’
    • ‘The three main systems of Vedanta are Advaita, Vishishtadvaita and Dvaita.’
    • ‘He campaigned India-wide to consolidate the Hindu faiths of his time under the banner of Advaita Vedanta.’


Sanskrit, literally ‘non-duality’.