Avadhyata, Avadhyatā: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Avadhyata in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Avadhyatā (अवध्यता) refers to “(being) invincible”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.3 (“The virtues of the three cities—Tripura).—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu thought to himself: “There is no doubt in this that the virtuous ones cannot be destroyed by black magic. O good gods, these Asuras and the other residents of the three cities are virtuous. Hence they have become invincible (avadhyatā). Not in any other manner. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avadhyata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Avadhyatā (अवध्यता).—[a-vadhya + tā], f., and avadhyatva a-vadhya + tva, n. Inviolability, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 44, 10; 6, 36, 30.

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

Avadhyatā (अवध्यता).—[neuter] inviolability.

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

1) Avadhyatā (अवध्यता):—[=a-vadhya-tā] [from a-vadhya > a-vadha] (avadhya-) f. inviolability, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa etc.]

2) Avadhyāta (अवध्यात):—[=ava-dhyāta] [from ava-dhyai] mfn. disregarded, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 25, 12; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Caraka]

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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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