From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Bhagavata, BhAgavata, Bhaagavata
- coming from Bhagavān (Godhead); pertaining to God
- godly; divine; spiritual being; devotee of God
- a Magadha king of the 5th Lunar dynasty (Bhāg. Pur.); the term used by followers of Vaişņavism (usually but not restricted to worshippers of Kŗşņa) to refer to their religious tradition and its followers.