Avishta, Āviṣṭa: 13 definitions
Avishta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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 Āviṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Avista or Avishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Avisht.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Āviṣṭa (आविष्ट) refers to “penetration”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “with her own radiant energy (tejas)... she was the maṇḍala penetrated (āviṣṭa) by Bhairava”.—In this way, the goddess unites inwardly with the god and so abandons her virginity. By means of this inner union the goddess will receive her second initiation and with it the second form of the Command, namely, the one that imparts authority to be a teacher. Empowered in this way, the goddess can now emerge from the Liṅga able of fulfil her pledge to establish her authority as the supreme goddess throughout the land.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Āviṣṭa (आविष्ट) refers to “being filled (with passion)”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Visualisation of Śakti]:—[...] Her feet are embellished with anklets. She wears divine garlands and [has been anointed] with divine ointments. She is delighted by the wine she is enjoying. Her body is filled with passion (madana-āviṣṭa-vigrahā). She is restless with wantonness. [This is how the Yogin] should visualise his lover as Śakti, O Maheśvarī”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
āviṣṭa (आविष्ट).—p (S) Possessed, occupied, engrossed (by any sentiment or feeling, by a demon &c.) Ex. kāmāviṣṭa, krōdhāviṣṭa, kōpāviṣṭa, lōbhāviṣṭa, kṛpā- viṣṭa, harṣāviṣṭa, śōkāviṣṭa. See other examples under the noun āvēśa.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
āviṣṭa (आविष्ट).—p Possessed, engrossed. (Used at the end of compound words as lōbhāviṣṭa).
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Āviṣṭa (आविष्ट).—p. p.
2) Possessed (by an evil spirit); आविष्टासि गृहे शून्ये सा त्वं परवशंगता (āviṣṭāsi gṛhe śūnye sā tvaṃ paravaśaṃgatā) Rām.2.12.18; K.12,167,318.
3) Possessed of, seized or filled with, full of, overpowered or overcome; भय°, क्रोध°, निद्रा° (bhaya°, krodha°, nidrā°); कृपयाविष्टम् (kṛpayāviṣṭam) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.1; भोगिनः कञ्चुकाविष्टाः (bhoginaḥ kañcukāviṣṭāḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.65 covered with, clad in.
4) Engrossed or occupied in, intent on (tatpara, udyukta).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Entered. 2. Possessed, (by a demon, &c.) 3. Possessed, engrossed, (by any sentiment or feeling.) E. āviśa to enter, affix kta.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āviṣṭa (आविष्ट).—[adjective] entered (act. & pass.), inhabited, filled, hit, pierced, seized, overwhelmed with ([instrumental] or —°).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Āviṣṭa (आविष्ट):—[=ā-viṣṭa] [from ā-viś] mfn. entered, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] being on or in [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Rāmāyaṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] intent on [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] possessed (by a demon etc.)
5) [v.s. ...] subject to, burdened with
6) [v.s. ...] possessed, engrossed
7) [v.s. ...] filled (by any sentiment or feeling), [Mahābhārata; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Harivaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āviṣṭa (आविष्ट):—[ā-viṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) p. Possessed, mad.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Āviṣṭa (आविष्ट) [Also spelled avisht]:—(a) possessed of an evil spirit etc.; filled by an intense emotional sentiment etc.; charged.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] charged with (electricity, enthusiasm, emotion, etc.).
2) [adjective] possessed by, controlled by or as if by, an evil spirit; crazy; mad.
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1) [noun] an emotionally charged or upset man.
2) [noun] a man possessed by an evil spirit.
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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