Garvita, Garvitā: 17 definitions


Garvita means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Garvit.

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Garvita (गर्वित) refers to “one who is proud”, representing an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not be stupid, have a fat lip, be one who spits, or have an indistinct voice, nor have a tumor, nor be a charmer nor be deformed, proud (garvita) or deaf. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., garvita), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., garvita) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

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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: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Garvita (गर्वित, “proud”) refers to one of the sixty defects of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these defects [e.g., garvita—proud], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. [...] Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...]”.

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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

Garvita (गर्वित) refers to “haughtiness”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “After thinking like this, the great Yogin, the goal of the good, surveyed all round, his suspicion having been aroused. He saw Kāma stationed on His left side with his bow fully drawn and ready to discharge the arrow. Kāma was haughty [i.e., garvita] and so was very senseless. O Nārada, on seeing Kāma in that attitude, instantaneously anger was aroused in lord Śiva, the supreme soul. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Garvita (गर्वित) (Cf. Agarvita) refers to “(having) pride of conceit”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘[...] (43) The wise people always [remain] in the inner peace (adhyātma-upaśama), not having pride of conceit (agarvita) by means of morality. They are not fixed on the interrupted consciousness and thought, depending on the thought of awakening (bodhicitta). [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

garvita (गर्वित).—a (S) Proud, haughty, arrogant.

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

garvita (गर्वित).—a Proud, haughty.

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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

Garvita (गर्वित).—a. [garv karttari kta, garvo jāto'sya tāra° itac vā]

1) Proud, haughty.

2) Conceited. -m Pride (same as garva); न मे गर्वितमायस्तं सहिष्यति दुरात्मवान् (na me garvitamāyastaṃ sahiṣyati durātmavān) Rām.4.16.9.

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

Garvita (गर्वित) or Garvvita.—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Proud, haughty. 2. Conceited. E. garva pride, and itac aff.

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

Garvita (गर्वित).—i. e. garva + ita, adj., f. , Proud, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 7, 6.

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

Garvita (गर्वित).—[adjective] arrogant, proud of ([instrumental] or —°).

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

Garvita (गर्वित):—[from garv] mfn. ([gana] tārakādi) haughty, conceited, proud of (in [compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Patañjali] (with [instrumental case]), [Raghuvaṃśa ix, 55; Śakuntalā vi, and 22/23; 27/23; Brahma-purāṇa etc.]

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

Garvita (गर्वित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Proud.

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

Garvita (गर्वित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gavviya.

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Garvita 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

Garvita (गर्वित) [Also spelled garvit]:—(a) elated; conceited, proud; hence ~[] feminine form.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Garvita (ಗರ್ವಿತ):—[adjective] behaving arrogantly; arrogant.

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Garvita (ಗರ್ವಿತ):—

1) [noun] an arrogant man.

2) [noun] a proud man.

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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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