Darita, Dārita: 10 definitions


Darita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Dārita (दारित) refers to a “torn (mouth)” and is used to describe Bhairava, 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 10.1-7ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Bhairava]—“[...] He [is] mounted on a lion, wears a snake garland, bears a mālā, and begging bowl. [He has] a torn mouth (dāritadāritāsyaṃ mahātanum) from [which he emits] a great roar. [His body is] covered by a cloth of elephant skin, a flower crown, [and] the moon. [Bhairava] holds a skull-topped staff and skull bowl. [...] Having worshipped Bhairava, [the Mantrin] remembers being joined in union [with] him, [in the same way as] dissolution in fire”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dārita : (pp. of dāreti) split; burst open.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Darita (दरित).—p. p.

1) Frightened, terrified.

2) Timid.

3) Torn, rent.

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Dārita (दारित).—p. p. Torn, divided, split, rent.

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

Darita (दरित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Frightened, terrified. 2. Torn, rent, divided. E. dara fear, itac affix; or dṝ to divide, affix kta.

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Dārita (दारित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Torn, divided. E. dṝ to tear, to divide, affix kta .

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

1) Darita (दरित):—[from dari > dara] mfn. timid, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Dārita (दारित):—[from dāra] mfn. torn, rent, divided, [Mahābhārata etc.]

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

1) Darita (दरित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Frightened; torn, rent, divided.

2) Dārita (दारित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Torn, divided.

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

Dārita (दारित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dāria.

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Darita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Darita (ದರಿತ):—

1) [adjective] horizontally separated or divided into two or more parts; split.

2) [adjective] that is afraid of; frightened; afraid.

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Darita (ದರಿತ):—[noun] a man who is afraid or frightened.

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Dārita (ದಾರಿತ):—[adjective] divided along the length; split; cleaved.

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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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