Avirata: 13 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Avirat.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Avirata (अविरत) refers to “uninterruptedly (remembering the Goddess)”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] I uninterruptedly remember [you] (avirataādyāṃ smarāmyavirataṃ), the Vidyā leading to the ultimate well-being, embodiment of bliss, the cause of the extension of all prosperities. [You are] the primordial one, the insurpassable Kalā. You are Bālā, the beloved of Kulanātha (namely, Śiva). [Your] glory is incomparable, and you are filled with many felicities”.

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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)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Avirata (अविरत).—Who are the avirata (who do not observe small vows or non-votary) living beings? The laymen / women who do not observe the small vows (aṇuvratas) even though they may have the right belief are called non-votary. All living beings up to the fourth stage of spiritual purification (guṇasthāna) belong to this category.

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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

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

avirata (अविरत).—a Uninterrupted, continual.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avirata (अविरत).—a. Not desisting or ceasing from (with abl.) नाविरतो दुश्चरितात् (nāvirato duścaritāt) Kaṭh. Up.; uninterrupted, continual, unbroken, perpetual; अविरतोत्कष्ठमुत्कष्ठितेन (aviratotkaṣṭhamutkaṣṭhitena) Meghadūta 14; Prov. मन्दोप्यविरतोद्योगः सदैव विजयी भवेत् (mandopyaviratodyogaḥ sadaiva vijayī bhavet) 'slow and steady wins the race'.

2) Abandoned.

-tam ind.

1) Eternally, continually; अविरतं परकार्यकृतां सताम् (avirataṃ parakāryakṛtāṃ satām) Bv.1.113. cf. also भजामस्त्वां गौरीं नगपतिकिशोरीमविरतम् (bhajāmastvāṃ gaurīṃ nagapatikiśorīmaviratam) Saundaryalaharī.

2) Fast, deep, sound (asleep); रताविरतसंसुप्तं ददर्श हरियूथपः (ratāviratasaṃsuptaṃ dadarśa hariyūthapaḥ) Rām.5.11.1.

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

Avirata (अविरत).—adj. mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Eternal, continual, uninterrupted. 2. Abandoned, or adv. n.

(-taṃ) Eternal, continual. E. a neg. virata stopping.

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

Avirata (अविरत).—[adjective] not deviating from ([ablative]), uninterrupted, continual. [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Avirata (अविरत):—[=a-virata] mfn. not desisting from ([ablative]), [Kaṭha-upaniṣad; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra], uninterrupted, [Meghadūta]

2) Avīratā (अवीरता):—[=a-vīra-tā] [from a-vīra] (a-vsra-) f. want of sons, [Ṛg-veda iii, 16, 5] ([dative case] tāyaī), [; vii, 1, 11] ([instrumental case] ) and 19 ([dative case] te).

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

Avirata (अविरत):—[a-virata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Eternal.

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

Avirata (अविरत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Aviraya, Avviraya.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Avirata (अविरत) [Also spelled avirat]:—(a) incessant, uninterrupted; continuous.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avirata (ಅವಿರತ):—[adjective] not having gap (in time or space); flowing, happening etc. continuous; continual; uninterrupted.

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Avirata (ಅವಿರತ):—[noun] a man not desisting or abstaining from the mundane affairs.

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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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