Avikrita, Avikṛta: 12 definitions


Avikrita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Avikṛta can be transliterated into English as Avikrta or Avikrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Avikrat.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Avikṛta (अविकृत) refers to “one who is undisturbed”, 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, “Above [Śiva] is the tranquil (energy called) Śivā. Subtle, she is (the goddess) Vakrikā of the Abyss (kandara) (of the Void) in the supreme (state). [...] Taking up Being in Non-being, (this) is the nature (svabhāva) of one whose is undisturbed (avikṛta). The one whose mind is devoid of desire, and so has been destroyed, quickly reaches the Self. And then the (Supreme) State arises and that state is Śāmbhavī, (otherwise called) Śivā. [...]”.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Avikṛta (अविकृत) refers to “regular” (i.e., no irregular change), according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the disc of the moon that regularly waxes and wanes should appear white resembling the colour of the Kumuda flower or that of the stem of the lotus or if the moon’s course or disc or rays should suffer no irregular [i.e., avikṛta] change there will be prosperity in the land. During the waxing moon, the Brāhmins, the Kṣatriyas and mankind at large will prosper; and during the waning moon, they will suffer miseries. The increase of prosperity will commence after the new-moon and of adversity after the full moon”.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Avikṛta (अविकृत) refers to “one who has no aberrations” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as Umā (Durgā/Satī) spoke to the Gods:—“[...] Hear further, O Viṣṇu, O Brahmā, O sages and O gods, the divine sports of the supreme lord Śiva, that protect the universe. [...] The lord Śiva did this just to show the behaviour of a love-lorn lover. He blabbered like a lover in despair due to separation. But really the supreme lord has no aberrations [i.e., avikṛta], is not distressed and remains unconquered. My master Śiva is perfect, lord of all and the controller of illusion. [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avikṛta (अविकृत).—a. Unchanged.

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

Avikṛta (अविकृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Unchanged, permanent. E. a neg. vikṛta changed.

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Avikrīta (अविक्रीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Unsold. E. a neg. vikrīta sold.

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

Avikṛta (अविकृत).—[adjective] unaltered, unprepared, undeveloped.

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Avikrīta (अविक्रीत).—[adjective] who has not sold.

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

1) Avikṛta (अविकृत):—[=a-vikṛta] [from a-vikāra] mfn. unchanged, [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya]

2) [v.s. ...] not prepared, not changed by artificial means, being in its natural condition, [Āpastamba-dharma-sūtra; Gautama-dharma-śāstra], (said of cloth) not dyed, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

3) [v.s. ...] not developed (in its shape), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iii]

4) [v.s. ...] not deformed, not monstrous, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

5) Avikrīta (अविक्रीत):—[=a-vikrīta] [from a-vikraya] mfn. who has not sold, [Ṛg-veda iv, 24, 9.]

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

1) Avikṛta (अविकृत):—[a-vikṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Unchanged.

2) Avikrīta (अविक्रीत):—[a-vikrīta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Unsold.

[Sanskrit to German]

Avikrita in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Avikrita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avikṛta (अविकृत) [Also spelled avikrat]:—(a) unimpaired; not mutilated, not deformed; intact; ~[ti] immutation, indeformity.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avikṛta (ಅವಿಕೃತ):—[adjective] not changed; being as (one) was; not disturbed; maintaining the original from or quality.

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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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