Arti, Ārti: 15 definitions


Arti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, biology. 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ārti (आर्ति) refers to “distress”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] thus eulogised by the Gods, the Goddess Durgā, the mother of the universe, the destroyer of impassable distress, appeared in front of them. [...] She was the mother of the three deities, Caṇḍī, Śivā, the destroyer of the distress of all (i.e., sarva-ārti-nāśin), the mother of all supreme slumber and the redeemer of all her own people”.

Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Arti (अर्ति):—Pain

Ayurveda book cover
context information

Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of Ayurveda from relevant books on Exotic India

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Arti (अर्ति) refers to “suffering”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, (this form) bestows all fruits and gives (both) worldly enjoyment and liberation and accomplishes all (one’s) goals. She destroys all suffering [i.e., aśeṣa-arti-vināśinī] and drags (away all) disturbance. She bestows tranquillity, fulfillment and accomplishment. She bestows flight and the rest as well as the most divine gathering in the circle (of initiates). O beloved, she bestows the cosmic form and whatever desire (kāma) and wealth (one may) wish for. You will thus be the object of adoration (pujyā) by means of the Vidyā of thirty-two syllables”.

Shaktism book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of Shaktism from relevant books on Exotic India

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Ārti (आर्ति) refers to “suffering”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 8), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The first year of the next yuga sacred to Viśvedeva is Śobhakṛt; the next year is known as Subhakṛt; the third is Krodhī; and the remaining years are known as Viśvāvasu and Parābhava. During the first two years mankind will be happy; during the third they will feel exceedingly miserable [i.e., bahu-doṣa] and during the last two years they will be neither happy nor miserable; but in the year Parābhava there will be fear from fire and suffering from weapons and from disease [i.e., śastra-āmaya-ārti]; the Brāhmins and cows will also suffer”.

Jyotisha book cover
context information

Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of Jyotisha from relevant books on Exotic India

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Ārti (आर्ति) refers to one of the male Vidyā-beings mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Ārti).

Tibetan Buddhism book cover
context information

Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of Tibetan Buddhism from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ārti.—(EI 1), a lamp; same as ārātrika. Note: ārti is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Ārati.

India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Arti in the Bengali language is the name of a plant identified with Iris domestica (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb. from the Iridaceae (Iris) family having the following synonyms: Belamcanda chinensis. For the possible medicinal usage of arti, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Arti in the Konkani language is the name of a plant identified with Ipomoea pes-tigridis L. from the Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Arti in India is the name of a plant defined with Bauhinia racemosa in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Piliostigma racemosum (Lam.) Benth. (among others).

2) Arti is also identified with Callicarpa tomentosa It has the synonym Hedyotis arborescens Noronha, nom. inval. (etc.).

3) Arti is also identified with Iris domestica It has the synonym Moraea chinensis (L.) Collander (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1783)
· Systema Vegetabilium. (1774)
· Enumeratio Methodica Plantarum (1763)
· J. Basic Microbiol. (2005)
· Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Botanici Berolinensis (1809)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Arti, for example health benefits, diet and recipes, side effects, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, have a look at these references.

Biology book cover
context information

This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of Biology from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Arti (अर्ति).—f. [ard-ktin]

1) Pain, sorrow, grief; पुत्रस्तेऽर्ति परामगात् (putraste'rti parāmagāt) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.15.2. शिरोऽर्तिः (śiro'rtiḥ) head-ache. नान्नं वाञ्छति नो निद्रामुपेत्यर्तिनिपीडितः (nānnaṃ vāñchati no nidrāmupetyartinipīḍitaḥ) Suś.

2) The end of a bow.

Derivable forms: artiḥ (अर्तिः).

--- OR ---

Ārti (आर्ति).—f. [ā-ṛ-ktin]

1) Distress, affliction, suffering, pain, injury (bodily or mental); आर्तिं न पश्यसि पुरूरव- सस्तदर्थे (ārtiṃ na paśyasi purūrava- sastadarthe) V.2.16; आपन्नार्तिप्रशमनफलाः संपदो ह्युत्तमानाम् (āpannārtipraśamanaphalāḥ saṃpado hyuttamānām) Meghadūta 55.

2) Mental agony, anguish; उत्कण्ठार्ति (utkaṇṭhārti) Amaru. 44. v. l.

3) Evil, mischief.

4) Sickness, disease.

5) The end of a bow.

6) Ruin, destruction; दुःखार्तिप्रभवं सुखम् (duḥkhārtiprabhavaṃ sukham) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.25.22.

Derivable forms: ārtiḥ (आर्तिः).

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

Ārti (आर्ति).—[feminine] mishap, disaster, sorrow, pain, woe; p. mant†.

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

1) Arti (अर्ति):—f. = ārti, pain, [Suśruta; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) = artnī, the end of a bow, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Ārti (आर्ति):—[from ār] 1. ārti f. painful occurrence, pain, injury, mischief

4) [v.s. ...] sickness, [Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa; Meghadūta etc.]

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

Ārti (आर्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṭṭi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Arti in German

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Arti (ಅರ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] deep affection, usu. accompanied by yearning or desire for; love; affection; fondness.

2) [noun] a feeling of intentness, concern or curiosity about something; interest.

3) [noun] ಅರ್ತಿಗೆ ಬಳೆ ತೊಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಕೈ ಕೊಡವಿದರೆ ಹೋದಿತೆ [artige bale tottukomdu kai kodavidare hodite] artige baḷe toṭṭukoṇḍu kai koḍavidare hōdīte (prov.) it is vain to kick after you have put on fetters to your own feet.

--- OR ---

Arti (ಅರ್ತಿ):—[noun] a non-rigid container made of fabric, paper, leather, etc., with an opening at the top that can be closed; a sack or pouch; a bag.

--- OR ---

Arti (ಅರ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] bodily or mental suffering; an instance of bodily or mental suffering; pain, sorrow; grief.

2) [noun] any of the two notched extremities of a bow.

--- OR ---

Ārti (ಆರ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] a reddish first magnitude star in Orion's shoulder.

2) [noun] the rains during the period of this star.

--- OR ---

Ārti (ಆರ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] very great mental or physical pain; the state of being distressed; pain, suffering, discomfort, etc.

2) [noun] anything that distresses; agony; distress; affliction.

3) [noun] the state or fact of being low in condition, rank, position. etc.

4) [noun] the end of a bow.

5) [noun] want of health; sickness; disease.

6) [noun] a strong liking to have, possess, enjoy, etc.; desire.

7) [noun] the state of being destroyed; ruin; destruction.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

Discover the meaning of arti in the context of Kannada from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: