Anurakta, Anuraktā: 16 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Anurakt.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Natya Shastra

Anuraktā (अनुरक्ता, “attached”).—When a woman speaks of her lover’s good qualities to her friend, gives him her own money, honours his friends, hates his enemies, seeks to unite with him, becomes much pleased to see him, looks pleased after a talk about him, sleeps after he has slept, kisses after he has kissed her, rises in the morning before he gets up, puts up with suffering for his sake, remains the same in happiness and in misery, and never becomes angry, she is said to be “attached” (anuraktā).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anurakta (अनुरक्त) refers to “those of loving nature”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.48 (“Description of Marriage of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O excellent sage, in order to please Śiva and Pārvatī, the delighted Himavat presented many gifts of articles. He gave to Śiva some articles as dowry. Different kinds of gems and gemset vessels were given to him. He gave a hundred thousand cows, a hundred horses duly fitted up and a hundred thousand servant maids of loving nature (anurakta) and endowed with all necessary articles. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Anurakta (अनुरक्त) refers to “(being) passionate”, according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ Vajrasattva, cherish the vow, from your vajra-essence, stand by loving, Be firm for me, be pleased for me, be copious for me, be passionate for me (anuraktaanurakto me bhava), Grant me universal success, and in all actions, make me high-minded Hūṃ, Ha ha ha ha ho, divine vajra of all Tathāgata, do not abandon me, Be a holder of the vajra, being of the great vow Āḥ!”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anurakta (अनुरक्त).—p S Affected with passion or desire; of engaged heart and affections; not weaned from the world. 2 Attached to, engaged towards, fond of.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anurakta (अनुरक्त).—p Attached to, fond of, loyally devoted to.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anurakta (अनुरक्त).—p. p.

1) Reddened, dyed, coloured; सन्ध्यानुरक्ते जलदे दीप्ता विद्युदिवोज्ज्वला (sandhyānurakte jalade dīptā vidyudivojjvalā) Rām.6.111.88. कुण्डलमणिप्रभानुरक्त- गण्डस्थलः (kuṇḍalamaṇiprabhānurakta- gaṇḍasthalaḥ) K.17.

2) Pleased, contented; loved, beloved; loyal, loyally devoted; अनुरक्तः शुचिर्दक्षः (anuraktaḥ śucirdakṣaḥ) Manusmṛti 7.64; गुणानुरक्तामनुरक्तसाधनः (guṇānuraktāmanuraktasādhanaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 1.31 having all means favourable to him.

3) Glowing; तापानुरक्तमधुना कमलं ध्रुवमीहते जेतुम् (tāpānuraktamadhunā kamalaṃ dhruvamīhate jetum) | Nāg.3.1. °प्रजः-लोकः (prajaḥ-lokaḥ) beloved by people; attached or devoted to, fond of (with loc. or acc.); अपि वृषलमनुरक्ताः प्रकृतयः -अथ किम्-चन्द्रगुप्ते दृढमनुरक्ताः प्रकृतयः (api vṛṣalamanuraktāḥ prakṛtayaḥ -atha kim-candragupte dṛḍhamanuraktāḥ prakṛtayaḥ) Mu.1; कथं वसन्तसेना आर्यचारुदत्तमनुरक्ता (kathaṃ vasantasenā āryacārudattamanuraktā) Mṛcchakaṭika 1; एषा भवन्त- मनुरक्ता (eṣā bhavanta- manuraktā) Ś.6.19; अलभ्यमनुरक्तवान् कथय किंनु नारीजनम् (alabhyamanuraktavān kathaya kiṃnu nārījanam) Mu.6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anurakta (अनुरक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) 1. Fond of, attached to, liking, esteeming, loving. 2. Pleased. E. anu, and rakta affected.

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

Anurakta (अनुरक्त).—[adjective] coloured, red; beloved; attached or devoted to, fond of, loving ([accusative], [locative], or —°).

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

1) Anurakta (अनुरक्त):—[=anu-rakta] [from anu-rañj] mfn. fond of, attached, pleased

2) [v.s. ...] beloved.

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

Anurakta (अनुरक्त):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktam) 1) Fond of, attached to, loving.

2) Pleased. E. rañj with anu, kṛt aff. kta.

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

Anurakta (अनुरक्त):—[(ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a.] Attached to.

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

Anurakta (अनुरक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇurakka.

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Anurakta in German

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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

Anurakta (अनुरक्त) [Also spelled anurakt]:—(a) attached, in love (with), fond (of); ~[rakti] attachment, dotage, fondness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anurakta (ಅನುರಕ್ತ):—

1) [noun] a man strongly devoted to or intensely liking something or someone; a devotee.

2) [noun] a man who loves strongly someone or something; a lover.

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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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