Avagunthita, Avaguṇṭhita, Avaguṇṭhitā, Avagumthita: 10 definitions


Avagunthita 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Avagunthita in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Avaguṇṭhita (अवगुण्ठित) means “wrapped” (e.g., wrapped in an old blanket), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(The Śāmbhava yogi) has the authority (to perform the rites), knows the scripture and has a consort. [...] The observance of the teacher’s dictates is his vow. He resides in a mountain cave. Having established his space, he fasts and eats roots and bulbs. He is a regular initiate and eats what he has begged from houses. He is a yogi who lives in the forest. Free of duality and craving, he is intent on practicing Yoga at night. Free of being and non-being, he is wrapped in an old blanket [i.e., jīrṇakanthā-avaguṇṭhita]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Avagunthita in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Avaguṇṭhita (अवगुण्ठित) refers to “being covered (with skin)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “If this body were not covered with skin (carman-avaguṇṭhita), then who would be able to protect [it] from flies, worms and crows? The structure of the body of embodied souls is always filled with diseases, always the abode of impurity [and] always destined for death”.

Synonyms: Avanaddha.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avagunthita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avaguṇṭhita (अवगुंठित).—n S Enveloped or enclosed: also veilveiled, covered over, muffled up.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

avaguṇṭhita (अवगुंठित).—p Eneveloped or enclosed Veiled, covered over, muffled up.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avagunthita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avaguṇṭhita (अवगुण्ठित).—p. p.

1) Veiled, covered, concealed; रजनीतिमिरावगुण्ठिते (rajanītimirāvaguṇṭhite) Kumārasambhava 4.11 enveloped in nocturnal darkness.

2) Powdered, pounded.

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

Avaguṇṭhita (अवगुण्ठित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Concealed, covered, veiled, screened. E. avaguṭha to enclose, kta aff.

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

Avaguṇṭhita (अवगुण्ठित):—[=ava-guṇṭhita] [from ava-guṇṭh] mfn. covered, concealed, veiled, screened, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti iv, 49, etc.]

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

Avaguṇṭhita (अवगुण्ठित):—[ava-guṇṭhita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Concealed.

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

Avaguṇṭhita (अवगुण्ठित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Avaguṃṭhiya.

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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

[«previous next»] — Avagunthita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avaguṃṭhita (ಅವಗುಂಠಿತ):—[adjective] covered; concealed; hidden.

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Avaguṃṭhita (ಅವಗುಂಠಿತ):—[noun] a man who is hidden behind a curtain; a veiled man.

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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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