Citrita: 15 definitions


Citrita 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 Chitrita.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Citrita (चित्रित) refers to “decorations (of gems, coral, etc.)”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “He should have the supreme Yantra constructed out of refined gold, with decorations (citrita) of gems and coral and with all [the necessary] adornments. Just by making this, he shall obtain territory free of disorders. Having [properly] installed it, he should respectfully worship this [Yantra] which bestows all accomplishments. [...]”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Citrita (चित्रित) refers to “being diversified (by many kinds of wonderful diversity)”, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 7.193cd-195.— Accordingly, “Once pierced through the divine plane of consciousness which is attended by the Sun of Consciousness and, having melted it with the rays of consciousness and drunk the best of juices, (one attains) the Supreme Void, which is consciousness free of being and non-being. Within it is the juice of the essence which has expanded out of the Supreme Void. It is the field of one's own inner outpouring and is diversified by many kinds of wonderful diversity (nānā-vaicitrya-citrita)”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Citrita (चित्रित) refers to “studded (with various gems)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.41 (“Description of the Altar-Structure”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O great sage, tired of seeing the portrayal of yourself, you became engaged in seeing the other builds of Viśvakarman. You entered the great altar of Himavat, studded with various gems (ratnacitrita) and decorated with gold pots and stumps of plantain trees. It had a thousand columns. It was wonderful. O sage, you were struck with surprise on seeing the altars. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

citrita (चित्रित).—p S That has figures painted or drawn upon it. 2 Astonished.

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

citrita (चित्रित).—p That has figures upon it. Astonished.

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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

Citrita (चित्रित).—a.

1) Variegated, spotted.

2) Painted.

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

Citrita (चित्रित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Painted. 2. Spotted, striped. 3. Variegated. E. citra to paint, kta aff.

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

1) Citrita (चित्रित):—[from cit] mfn. made variegated, decorated, painted, [Mahābhārata ii, vi; Harivaṃśa 8945; Suśruta etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. vi-.

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

Citrita (चित्रित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Variegated, spotted; painted; wonderful.

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

Citrita (चित्रित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Cittalia, Cittia.

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Citrita 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

Citrita (चित्रित) [Also spelled chitrit]:—(a) portrayed; painted, pictured; drawn.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Citrita (ಚಿತ್ರಿತ):—

1) [adjective] drawn or painted (as a picture); presented in a drawing, painting etc; portrayed; pictured; sketched out.

2) [adjective] marked with different colours in spots, stripes, etc.

3) [adjective] (fig.) depicted in words; described.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Citrita (चित्रित):—adj. 1. variegated; spotted; 2. having pictures; decorated with pictures; 3. reflected;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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