Hotavya, Hōtavya: 8 definitions


Hotavya 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Hotavya (होतव्य) refers to “that which must be offered”, according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “[...] For thrice seven days uninterruptedly, with cow-dung, in the eastern quarter the snake-king called Triple-crest, with his retinue, must be painted; in the western, the snake king called Avabhāsanasikhin is to be painted, seven crested, with a retinue of serpents; in the north, the snake-king called Meghasaṃcodana, nine-crested, is to be depicted; a blue canopy and blue dress, blue banner and all the offering is to be made blue; but the sweet offering to the snakes, and the triple-sweet, must be offered (hotavya),—an oblation of all; [...]”

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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

hōtavya (होतव्य).—n (hōṇēṃ in imitation of bhavitavya) A future and fixed event; a matter to be. Hence 2 Destiny, lot, future fortunes.

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

hōtavya (होतव्य).—See hōīka.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hotavya (होतव्य).—[adjective] to be offered ([neuter] [impersonally]) or worshipped with offerings.

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

1) Hotavya (होतव्य):—[from hu] mf(ā)n. to be offered or sacrificed, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] to be sacrificed to or worshipped with sacrifices, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] n. ([impersonal or used impersonally]) it is to be sacrificed, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā]

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Hotavya 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

Hotavya (होतव्य):—(a and nm) destined to happen, the inevitable, predestined; ~[] inevitability, destiny.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Hōtavya (ಹೋತವ್ಯ):—[noun] an oblation given to a deity in a religious sacrifice.

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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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