Alikhita, Ālikhita: 8 definitions

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Alikhita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Alikhit.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ālikhita (आलिखित) means “written”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 2), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “We shall now proceed to give a brief description of (the qualifications of) a jyotiṣaka. [...] On all the above subjects, works of learned men exist. The predictions of one to whom the truths of the science appear as if spread before his eyes, written on his mind [i.e., ālikhita] and planted in his breast will never fail. A true Astrologer is also one who has thoroughly mastered the Science of Saṃhitā”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Ālikhita (आलिखित) refers to “copying a text (on a piece of cloth)”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: he, “the ageing Draviḍa religious man” “demeans Durgā with his prayers for the boon of sovereignty over the Southern lands”; “he had copied (ālikhita) a hymn to Durgā on a strip of cloth”, “he had collected palm-leaf manuscripts of spells, Tantras and jugglery the letters of which were written in red lac and fumigated with smoke” [...].

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ālikhita : (pp. of ālikhati) delineated; drew some figure.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ālikhita (आलिखित).—[adjective] painted.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ālikhita (आलिखित):—[=ā-likhita] [from ā-likh] mfn. delineated by scratches, scratched, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] drawn, written, delineated, painted, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara; Raghuvaṃśa; Śakuntalā etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ālikhita (आलिखित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ālihia.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Alikhita (अलिखित) [Also spelled alikhit]:—(a) unwritten, unrecorded, unscripted.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Alikhita (ಅಲಿಖಿತ):—

1) [adjective] not written (or printed or impressed on); conveyed or communicated verbally.

2) [adjective] (agreement etc.) informal; based on understanding only.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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