Arpita: 13 definitions


Arpita means something in 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Arpita (अर्पित).—A classification of vimāna;—Arpita is a type of prāsāda where the different storeys are built adjoining each other without a gap in between.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Arpita (अर्पित) refers to “dedication”, according to the Kulapañcāśikā, an unpublished text attributed to Matsyendranātha teaching secrecy.—Accordingly, “O goddess, one who has matted hair, (or a) shaved head, is covered in ashes and, adorned with the five insignias, observes (the ascetic’s) vow and conduct, one who practices ritual intercourse and is dedicated to drinking as Kaulas do (vīrapāna) within my body is, O Maheśvarī, one who knows (the teachings of the) Kula and is fit by virtue of each one of these (practices) for union (with the Yoginīs). Endowed with right knowledge, O goddess, he unites (with the Yoginīs) in (each) sacred seat, field and village, if he is dedicated to the wisdom of (his) teacher [i.e., gurujñāna-arpita]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Arpita (अर्पित) refers to “fixation of one’s mind” [?] (e.g., to ‘fixate’ one’s mind onthe Supreme Brahman), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, as Himavat said to Nārada:—“O sage Nārada, O intelligent one, I have one submission to make. Please listen to it lovingly and make us delightful. It is heard that the great God abhors all attachments. He has perfect self-control. He is ever busy in penance and is out of reach of even the Gods. O celestial sage, He is in the path of meditation. How can He withdraw His mind from the supreme Brahman [i.e., parabrahman-arpita]? I have a great doubt in this respect. [...]”.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Arpita (अर्पित) refers to the “shooting (of a dart)”, according to Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa verse 8.88-90.—Accordingly: “The wise say that death is the natural state of embodied creatures and life is a change in that state. If a being remains breathing even for a moment it is surely fortunate. The foolish man regards the loss of his dear one as a dart shot (arpita) into his heart. Another man looks on the same as a dart that has been pulled out, for it is a door to beatitude. When we are taught that our own body and soul unite and then separate, tell me which wise person should be tormented by separation from the external objects of the senses?”.

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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’.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Arpita (अर्पित) refers to “pouring (water)”, according to the Niśvāsakārikā (Jñānakāṇḍa verse 12.162-63).—Accordingly: “When a Brahmin, Kṣatriya, Vaiśya or Śūdra is a knower of the highest reality, [then] no distinction exists [between them], just as no division exists [between] fire placed in fire, milk in milk [or] water poured (arpita) into water. [This] truth has been spoken by Śiva”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living

Arpita (अर्पित) refers to “primary importance” according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.32.—What is the meaning of arpita? Primary importance is of the literal meaning of arpita. It signifies the immediate importance which the speaker wishes to express at any time even though other secondary things also exist. What are the synonyms of arpita? These are intended (apekṣita), primary (mukhya) and expected (vivakṣita).

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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

arpita (अर्पित).—p S Offered or presented. 2 Given or bestowed.

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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

Arpita (अर्पित).—a.

1) Inserted, fixed, full of; द्रुमाणां विविधै पुष्पैः परिस्तोमैरिवार्पितम् (drumāṇāṃ vividhai puṣpaiḥ paristomairivārpitam) Rām.4.1.8; Kaṭh.4.9

2) Placed in or upon; हस्तार्पितैर्नयनवारिभिरेव (hastārpitairnayanavāribhireva) (śaśāpa) R.9.78. मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिः (mayyarpitamanobuddhiḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 8.7;12.14.

3) Thrown, cast into; हृदि शल्यमर्पितम् (hṛdi śalyamarpitam) R.8.88.

4) Transferred to, engraved; painted; दूरापवर्जितच्छत्रैस्तस्याज्ञां शासनार्पिताम् (dūrāpavarjitacchatraistasyājñāṃ śāsanārpitām) R.17.79; चित्रार्पितारम्भमिवावतस्थे (citrārpitārambhamivāvatasthe) Kumārasambhava 3.42.

5) Offered, delivered, entrusted; यथार्पितान्पशून्गोपः सायंप्रत्यर्पयेत्तथा (yathārpitānpaśūngopaḥ sāyaṃpratyarpayettathā) Y.2.164.

6) Given back; अर्पितप्रकृतिकान्तिभिर्मुखैः (arpitaprakṛtikāntibhirmukhaiḥ) R.19.1.

7) Ceased, gone; स तेन राजा दुःखेनभृशमर्पितचेतनः (sa tena rājā duḥkhenabhṛśamarpitacetanaḥ) Rām.2.59.27.

8) Pierced; स शरैरर्पितः क्रुद्धः सर्वगात्रेषु राघवः (sa śarairarpitaḥ kruddhaḥ sarvagātreṣu rāghavaḥ) Rām.3.28.19. See ऋ ().

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

Arpita (अर्पित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Delivered, consigned. 2. Placed in or upon. E. to go, in the causal form, kta aff.

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

1) Arpita (अर्पित):—[from arpaya] a arpita [eight times in [Ṛg-veda]; cf. [Pāṇini 6-1, 209 [sequens]]] or arpita [Ṛg-veda i, 164, 48, etc.] mfn. inserted, fixed, [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] fixed upon (as the eyes or the mind)

3) [v.s. ...] thrown, cast into ([locative case]; said of an arrow), [Raghuvaṃśa viii, 87]

4) [v.s. ...] placed in or upon, [Raghuvaṃśa ix, 78, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] (said of a document or of a sketch) transferred to (a plate or portrait id est., ‘engraved’ or ‘painted’), [Raghuvaṃśa xvii, 79; Śākaṭāyana; Kumāra-sambhava iii, 42]

6) [v.s. ...] offered, delivered, entrusted, [Yājñavalkya ii, 164, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] given back, [Raghuvaṃśa xix, 10, etc.]

8) Ārpita (आर्पित):—[from ār] mfn. fastened to, annexed

9) [v.s. ...] dependent on [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

10) Arpita (अर्पित):—[from ] b mfn. See p. 92, col. 3.

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

Arpita (अर्पित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Given up.

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

Arpita (अर्पित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Appāviya, Appiya, Uppiya, Oppia, Paṇāmia.

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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

Arpita (ಅರ್ಪಿತ):—

1) [adjective] that is offered.

2) [adjective] that is submitted; dedicated.

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Arpita (ಅರ್ಪಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which is offered; an offered object.

2) [noun] that which is dedicated (a book, work, performance etc.).

3) [noun] food, flowers etc. offered to a deity.

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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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