Harshita, Harṣita: 10 definitions


Harshita 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.

The Sanskrit term Harṣita can be transliterated into English as Harsita or Harshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Harshit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Harṣita (हर्षित) (Cf. Suharṣita) refers to one who becomes “greatly delighted”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.17. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] even as Dakṣa was constantly thinking like this, I suddenly appeared before him along with Sarasvatī. On seeing me Dakṣa, my son, paid due respects and stood waiting. He gave me a fitting seat to sit on. Dakṣa was worried with thoughts. But he became greatly delighted [viz., harṣita] at my sight. He asked me the purpose of my visit”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Harṣita (हर्षित) refers to “one who is delighted”, 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, “The Kaulika assembly, made up of (initiates) born into the Kula [i.e., kulaja-ātmaka], is worshipped in this way. It is done with the power (of a state of consciousness) free of thought constructs and so one should not reflect (on whether one is making pure or impure offerings). Brahmā and the other Ṛṣis are there intent on spiritual practice. Some of them dance and sing, some of them desire sex, some play, some are delighted with the fun [i.e., vinoda-harṣita], some who are experts in the Kulāgama recite (it) sweetly”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

harṣita (हर्षित).—p (S) Rejoiced, delighted, made glad or joyful.

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

harṣita (हर्षित).—p Rejoiced, made glad or joyful.

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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

Harṣita (हर्षित).—a.

1) Delighted, happy.

2) Made happy, gladdened.

-tam Joy, delight.

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

Harṣita (हर्षित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Happy, delighted, gladdened, made glad or happy. E. harṣa, itac aff.; or hṛṣ to be pleased, causal v., kta aff.

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

1) Harṣita (हर्षित):—[from harṣa] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) made to stand erect, bristling (as hair etc.), [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] gladdened, delighted, charmed, pleased, happy, [Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. joy, delight (See sa-h).

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

Harṣita (हर्षित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Rejoiced.

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

Harṣita (हर्षित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Harisāiya.

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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

Harṣita (हर्षित) [Also spelled harshit]:—(a) joyous, delighted, cheerful.

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