Arcita: 11 definitions
Arcita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Archita.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Arcita (अर्चित) or Arcitāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Vimalāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Arcita Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Vimala-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Arcita (अर्चित) refers to “offering (things to the fire)” [?], according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 7.20.—Accordingly: “There lord Bhoja’s venerable chaplain, who was like fire, offered (arcita) clarified butter and other things to the fire, and having made the same [fire] witness to the marriage he wed the bride and the groom”.
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’.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Arcita (अर्चित) refers to “being worshipped”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, [while expounding Kaula and the Nine Kaulas]—“I praise Kaula, worshipped by Kula (kula-arcita) (which is both Śiva and Śakti). It is stainless, luminous, pure, free of phenomena, omnipresent and free of Being and Non-being”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
arcita (अर्चित).—p S Worshiped, or adored.
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.
Arcita (अर्चित).—p. p. Worshipped, respected, honoured; R.1.55; Manusmṛti 4.235; स्वर्गौकसामर्चितमर्चयित्वा (svargaukasāmarcitamarcayitvā) Kumārasambhava 1.59.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Worshipped, respected, saluted. E. arca in the part. past.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arcita (अर्चित).—[adjective] honoured, adorned.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Arcita (अर्चित):—[from arc] mfn. honoured, worshipped, respected, saluted, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] offered with reverence, [Manu-smṛti iv, 213] (an- [negative]) & [235; Yājñavalkya i, 167]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Arcita (अर्चित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Worshipped.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Arcita (अर्चित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Accia.
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.
1) [adjective] worshipped; offered homage or veneration.
2) [adjective] excellent, hence, worthy of respect.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Arcitanama, Arcitar.
Ends with: Abhyarcita, Agurucarcita, Anarcita, Anucarcita, Asthicarcita, Candanacarcita, Carcita, Dhanarcita, Kularcita, Pratyarcita, Ratnacarcita, Samabhyarcita, Samarcita, Sarpacarcita, Shubharcita, Surarcita, Varcita, Vicarcita.
Full-text: Arc, Pratyarcita, Accia, Arcitin, Abhyarcita, Arcana, Samarcita, Archan, Dhanarcita, Ayaga, Sarvamangala, Ric, Mahabhakti, Santara, Vimalagama, Caitya, Dar, Vash.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.6.28 < [Chapter 6 - Seeing Śrī Mathurā]
Verse 5.16.3 < [Chapter 16 - Comforting Sri Radha and the Gopis]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.68 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.137 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.3.43 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.9.378 < [Chapter 9 - The Glories of Advaita]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 4.235 < [Section XV - Charity]