Jvalita: 14 definitions


Jvalita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jwalit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jvalita (ज्वलित) refers to “(being brightly) illuminated”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.52 (“The bridegroom’s party is fed and Śiva retires to bed”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] At the bidding of Menā, the chaste ladies requested Śiva humbly and made Him stay in the bedchamber where great festivities were going on. Seated on a gemset throne offered by Menā, Śiva surveyed the bedchamber with pleasure. It was brightly illuminated [jvalitajvaladbhirjvalitaṃ] with hundreds of gemset lamps. There were many gemset vessels. Pearls etc. were gorgeously displayed. [...]”.

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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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Jvalita (ज्वलित) refers to a “flaming (bright fire)”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Dark, smokey and gray colored, in constant celebration, always dancing. Emptiness and compassion themselves, manifesting in the three worlds, The flaming bright fire at the end of a kalpa [e.g., jvalita-kalpāgni-tejā], homage to you Vajrayoginī”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Jvalita (ज्वलित) refers to “being set ablaze”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Buddha addressed the four great kings], “O Great Kings, there are the impelling heart-dhāraṇī-mantrapadas called Completely Blazing Thunderbolt. Merely upon hearing, all residences and bodies of the Nāgas will be ablaze (jvalita). It shakes the heart of all hostile Nāgas. The head of all Nāgas will split into seven. Their eyes and heads burst. They crumble to small pieces. O Great Kings, grasp them for the sake of destroying the hostile and malevolent and for the sake of protecting all beings”

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Jvalita (ज्वलित) refers to “(being) inflamed (by the fire of passion)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The mind which is inflamed by the fire of passion [com.kaṣāyāgni-jvalita—‘lighted by the fire of passion’] [and] disordered by sense objects accumulates karma which shows a connection with life. Speech which is based on truth, freed from all [worldly] concern [and] supported by knowledge of the [Jain] scriptures, is to be considered to produce good influx of karma”.

Synonyms: Uddīpta.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jvalita (ज्वलित).—p S Blazing, flaming. 2 Burned.

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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

Jvalita (ज्वलित).—a. [jval-kta]

1) Burnt, kindled, illuminated.

2) Flaming, blazing.

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

Jvalita (ज्वलित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Burnt. 2. Blazing, flaming. E. jval to flame, affix kta.

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

Jvalita (ज्वलित).—[neuter] blazing, shining.

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

1) Jvalita (ज्वलित):—[from jval] mfn. lighted, blazing, flaming, shining, [Mahābhārata] (tṛṇeṣu jvalitaṃ tvayā, ‘you have lighted flames in the grass’, id est. you have had an easy work,[ v, 7089]) etc.

2) [v.s. ...] ([from] [Causal]) set on fire, [Manu-smṛti vii, 90]

3) [v.s. ...] n. radiance, [Raghuvaṃśa viii, 53]

4) [v.s. ...] blazing, [Mahābhārata v, 133, 15.]

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

Jvalita (ज्वलित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Burnt; blazing.

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

Jvalita (ज्वलित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jalia, Jālāvia, Jāliya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jvalita 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

Jvalita (ज्वलित) [Also spelled jwalit]:—(a) inflamed, burnt; set ablaze.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jvalita (ಜ್ವಲಿತ):—

1) [adjective] that is made bright, splendid.

2) [adjective] burnt; consumed by fire.

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Jvalita (ಜ್ವಲಿತ):—

1) [noun] = ಜ್ವಲನ [jvalana]2- 5.

2) [noun] the flamy tongue of a burning object; a flame.

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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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