Arhata, Ārhata: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Arhata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Arhata (अर्हत).—The Asuras who performed penance on the Narmadā, were deluded by Viṣṇu māyāmoha to give up Vedic path and take to other non-Vedic doctrines.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 18. 13.

2) Ārhata (आर्हत).—One of the six darśanas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 16.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Arhata (अर्हत) (i.e. Jaina) refers to one of the spiritual disciplines (darśana—systems) issued from the limbs of the body of the Goddess, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] All spiritual disciplines, whatever the tradition, are necessarily grounded in the same energy of the Śāmbhava state. They issue, as the texts put it, from the limbs of the body of the goddess who is this energy. These range from the lowest extremity—the left big toe—where Buddhism originates, to the highest—the End of Sixteen—where the Śāmbhava state is attained which is the source of the Kubjikā tradition. The systems (darśana) and their corresponding places of origin in the Goddess’s body are as follows: [2) Arhata (i.e. Jaina)—the knees—jānu, ...].

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ārhata (आर्हत).—a. (- f.) [अर्हत्-अण् (arhat-aṇ)] Belonging to the Jaina doctrines.

-taḥ 1 A Jaina, a follower of Jaina doctirnes.

2) A Buddhist.

-tam The doctrines of Jainas.

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

Ārhata (आर्हत).—m.

(-taḥ) A Jaina, a follower of the doctrines of a Jaina or Arhata. E. arhat a Jaina, aṇ aff.

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

1) Ārhata (आर्हत):—mf(ī)n. ([from] arhat), belonging to an Arhat or Jaina saint, [Prabodha-candrodaya]

2) m. a Jaina, a follower of Jaina doctrines, [Prabodha-candrodaya; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) a Buddhist, AgniP.

4) n. the Jaina doctrine, Jainism.

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

Ārhata (आर्हत):—(taḥ) 1. m. A Jaina.

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

Arhata (अर्हत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Arahaṃta, Ārahaṃta, Ārahaṃtiya.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Arhatā (अर्हता):—(nf) qualification; competence.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Arhata (ಅರ್ಹತ):—[noun] = ಅರ್ಹಂತ [arhamta].

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Ārhata (ಆರ್ಹತ):—[adjective] of or relating to Jainism.

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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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