Arpita; 5 Definition(s)


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)

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.

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

General definition (in Jainism)

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).

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

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-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) Bg.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) Ku.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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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