Gunanvita, Guṇānvita, Guna-anvita: 9 definitions


Gunanvita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Gunanvit.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Gunanvita in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Guṇānvita (गुणान्वित) refers to “(being) in possession of guṇas”, 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 22.5-10ab]—“Listen! I will speak to the question that remains in your heart. All the innumerable Mantras, on all occasions, have the majesty of Śiva and Śakti, all are endowed with Śakti, all grant rewards and liberation, and [all] are nourished by one’s own Śakti. However, the highest Deva is tranquil, in possession of imperceptible Guṇas (aprameya-guṇānvita), [namely] Śiva who consists of all, who is pure, and who is to be understood as unsurpassed. [...]

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Gunanvita in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Guṇānvita (गुणान्वित) refers to “being endowed with (all) good qualities”, according to the Amṛtasiddhi (verse 24.1-2).—Accordingly, [while describing kāyasiddhi in terms redolent of tapas (i.e., purification and bindu):] “When the accomplishment of [destroying] the [five] impurities [is achieved], as well as the union of the two Bindus, then one should know the body to be perfected and endowed with all good qualities (sarva-guṇānvita). [Such a Siddha] is free from cold, heat, thirst, fear, desire and greed. He has crossed over the ocean of anxiety, disease, fever, suffering and grief”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gunanvita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guṇānvita (गुणान्वित).—a. endowed with good qualities, meritorious, worthy, good, excellent.

Guṇānvita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guṇa and anvita (अन्वित). See also (synonyms): guṇopapanna, guṇayukta, guṇasaṃpanna.

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

Guṇānvita (गुणान्वित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Having attributes or qualities. 2. Excellent, good, endowed with virtues. E. guṇa, and anvita possessed of.

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

Guṇānvita (गुणान्वित).—[adjective] = guṇasaṃyukta, also auspicious, lucky.

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

1) Guṇānvita (गुणान्वित):—[from guṇa] mfn. idem, [vi, 4]

2) [v.s. ...] endowed with virtues, excellent, [Manu-smṛti ii, vii] (ifc. with rūpa), [Vedāntasāra]

3) [v.s. ...] auspicious (a Nakṣatra), [Manu-smṛti ii. 30.]

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

Guṇānvita (गुणान्वित):—[guṇā-nvita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Meritorious.

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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

[«previous next»] — Gunanvita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Guṇānvita (गुणान्वित) [Also spelled gunanvit]:—(a) meritorious, virtuous.

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