Arhata, Ārhata: 11 definitions
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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.
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.
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, ...].
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ārhata (आर्हत).—a. (-tī 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
(-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)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Arhatā (अर्हता):—(nf) qualification; competence.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Arhata (ಅರ್ಹತ):—[noun] = ಅರ್ಹಂತ [arhamta].
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Ārhata (ಆರ್ಹತ):—[adjective] of or relating to Jainism.
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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Brahma Sutras (Ramanuja) (by George Thibaut)
The Concept of Sharira as Prameya (by Elizabeth T. Jones)
Expiatory Rites in Keralite Tantra (by T. S. Syamkumar)
6. Social Impacts of Impurity and Expiatory Rites < [Chapter 4 - Socio-Cultural aspects of Expiatory Rites]
1.3. Expiatory Rites in Īśānaśivagurudevapaddhati < [Chapter 3 - Expiatory Rites in Kerala Tantric Ritual Manuals]
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 2.2.36 < [Adhikaraṇa 6 - Sūtras 33-36]
Brahma-Sūtra 2.2.33 < [Adhikaraṇa 6 - Sūtras 33-36]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter VIII - Final emancipation or beatitude < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter XXI - On the philosophy of the mind < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
Chapter I - Janya-jani-nirupana < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)