Arabdha, Ārabdha, Arabda: 14 definitions


Arabdha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ārabdha (आरब्ध).—The son of Setu and father of Gāndhāra.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 23. 15; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 17. 3-4.
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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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Ārabdha (आरब्ध) refers to “starting (to cry out)” (seeking for a refuge), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [After Viṣṇudatta attempted to enchant a Nāga]: “[...] The Nāga in great pain threw a great fire rain shower upon the Brahmin’s body enveloping it. The Brahmin discontinued the fire oblation, became defenceless, deprived of a refuge and last resort and there was nobody to save him. He started (ārabdha) to cry out seeking refuge, defence and a last resort at the Bhagavān. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ārabdha (आरब्ध) refers to “undertaken (desire)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having come previously, merciless Yama kills in an instant the inhabitants of the world whose desired happiness is unfulfilled [and] whose desire is unaccomplished (asiddha-ārabdha-vāñchita)”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ārabdha (आरब्ध).—p S Begun, commenced, entered upon.

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

ārabdha (आरब्ध).—p Begun, commenced.

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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

Ārabdha (आरब्ध).—p. p. Begun, commenced; आरब्धे हि सुदुष्करेऽपि महतां मध्ये विरामः कुतः (ārabdhe hi suduṣkare'pi mahatāṃ madhye virāmaḥ kutaḥ) Subh. Ratn.

-bdham Beginning.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ārabdha (आरब्ध).—(-ārabdha), injured, in an-ārabdha, q.v.

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

Ārabdha (आरब्ध).—[adjective] (having) begun.

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

1) Ārabdha (आरब्ध):—[=ā-rabdha] [from ā-rabh] mfn. begun, commenced, undertaken, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] one who has begun or commenced, beginning, commencing, [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king.

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

Ārabdha (आरब्ध):—[ā-rabdha] (bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) a. Begun.

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

Ārabdha (आरब्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aḍḍhatta, Āḍhatta, Āḍhattia, Āḍhavia, Āraṃbhia, Āradva.

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Arabdha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ārabda (ಆರಬ್ದ):—[adjective] that is begun; commenced; started.

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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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