Carcita, Carcitā: 14 definitions

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Carcita 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Charchita.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Carcitā (चर्चिता) means “adorned with”, 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, “(Kubjikā) is the colour of (dark) blue collyrium. She is bent over (kubjīrūpā) and has a large belly. She has six faces and twelve arms. She is adorned with snakes, bones and gems [i.e., sarpāsthi-ratna-carcitā]. Raudrī (i.e. Kubjikā) wears a garland of severed heads and has a fierce gaping mouth with protruding teeth. The goddess has eighteen eyes and (her) hair is tied up in the barbarian style”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Carcita (चर्चित) refers to “smearing (the earth)” (with sandal and aloe-wood), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 2.17-19]—“The pure-souled Ācārya should draw an eight petaled lotus, in smooth, pure earth [that is] smeared with sandal and aloe wood (carcitacandanāgurucarcite) [and] scented [with] fragrant camphor and strong saffron. After he has drawn [the lotus] with a great undertaking, [the Ācarya,] decorated and adorned with a crown, smeared with sandalwood (carcitacandanāgurucarcitaḥ) , [writes] the mātṛkā. Having placed oṃ in the middle [on the pericarp of the lotus], he should draw [the phonemes of the mātṛkā on the petals] starting in the East”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

carcita (चर्चित).—p (S) Anointed or smeared with sandal &c.

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

carcita (चर्चित).—p Anointed or smeared with san- dal &c.

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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

Carcita (चर्चित).—p. p.

1) Anointed, smeared, perfumed, scented &c.; चन्दनचर्चितनीलकलेवरपीतवसनवनमाली (candanacarcitanīlakalevarapītavasanavanamālī) Gītagovinda 1; Ṛtusaṃhāra 2.21.

2) Discussed, considered, investigated.

3) Sought, desired; Repeated in reciting the veda while इति (iti) is added.

-tam Anointing, smearing.

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

Carcita (चर्चित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Perfumed, anointed, smeared with sandal, &c. 2. Sought, desired. 3. Inquired into or after, investigated. E. carcā smearing, &c. and karmaṇi kta aff.

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

Carcita (चर्चित).—i. e. carcā + ita, adj. 1. Anointed, Mahābhārata 2, 2371. 2. Smeared, [Pañcatantra] 123, 14.

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

Carcita (चर्चित).—[adjective] repeated; smeared, covered with (—°); wiped off; determined, decided; [neuter] unguent, ointment.

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

1) Carcita (चर्चित):—[from carc] mfn. repeated (in reciting the Veda while iti is added), [Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā]

2) [v.s. ...] ifc. smeared with, covered with, [Mahābhārata ii, 2371; Harivaṃśa 15694; , etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] rubbed off, [Rāmāyaṇa vii]

4) [v.s. ...] ‘thought over’, determined on [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 44, 1]

5) [v.s. ...] investigated, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] n. unguent laid on [Śṛṅgāra-tilaka]

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

Carcita (चर्चित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Perfumed; sought; inquired into.

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

Carcita (चर्चित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Cacciya.

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Carcita 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Carcita (चर्चित) [Also spelled charchit]:—(a) discussed; mentioned; smeared, anointed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Carcita (ಚರ್ಚಿತ):—

1) [adjective] smeared; anointed; perfumed.

2) [adjective] discussed, debated.

3) [adjective] desired; wished.

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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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