Kathita: 18 definitions
Kathita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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 Kathit.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Kathita (कथित) refers to “that which is said”, according to Arṇasiṃha’s Mahānayaprakāśa verse 134.—Accordingly, “The Śāmbhava (state) is the one in which the power of consciousness (citi) suddenly (sahasā) dissolves away into the Great Void called the Inactive (niḥspanda) that is profound and has no abode. Cognitive awareness (jñāna) arises here in the form of a subtle wave of consciousness out of that ocean of emptiness , which is the perfectly peaceful condition of the dissolving away of destruction. [...] Again, that same (principle) free of the cognitive process (saṃvittikalanā) is the supreme absolute (niruttara) said to be [i.e., kathita] the Śāmbhava state of emptiness (vyomaśāmbhava)”.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kathita (कथित) refers to “that which is said”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.25 (“The seven celestial sages test Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Pārvatī said to the seven Sages: “O excellent sages, what you have said [i.e., kathita] may be true according to your light and wisdom; but O brahmins, my tenacity cannot be affected. Being born of a mountain, toughness is congenital to my body. Pondering over this with a short intellect you will please desist from preventing me. [...]”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Kathita (कथित) refers to “that which is taught”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 9.—Accordingly, “[The Goddess spoke]:—From the mātṛkā supernatural power and liberation can come about, O Lord. Tell me [how to attain] supernatural power and liberation through the mātṛkā. Why did you teach (kathita) the mantras that arise from it? Tell me [the answer to] this excellent question. … fruit to me. [...]”.Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Kathita (कथित) refers to “having been explained”, according to the Netratantroddyota commentary on 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 4.10]—“[To bring the matter to a close,] Thus, dīkṣā has been explained (kathita) in brief, the full explanation is elsewhere. [The text says,] briefly and elsewhere because this ritual of dīkṣā is extremely long and because it has been merely touched upon [here] in an extremely abridged form. [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Kathita (कथित) refers to “(being) told”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Whatever objects, sentient and non-sentient, there are in the three worlds, they all are described [com.—kathita—‘are told’] by mendicants as continually transitory. The meeting of beloved women is like a city in the sky. Youth or wealth is like a mass of clouds. Relations, children and bodies, etc. are perishable as lightning. You must understand that the whole action of the cycle of rebirth is thus momentary”.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Kathita.—drawn up or dictated (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIV, p. 179). Cf. cintita, ‘composed’ (ibid., Vol. XXXV, p. 58). Note: kathita is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kathita : (pp. of katheti) said; spoke; related.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kathita, (pp. of katheti, cp. Sk. kathita) said, spoken, related J. II, 310; IV, 73; V, 493. su° well said or told J. IV. 73. As nt. with Instr. J. IV, 72 (tena kathitaṃ the discourse (given) by him). (Page 184)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kathita (कथित).—p S Related, narrated, told, said.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kathita (कथित).—p. p.
1) Told, described, narrated; प्रत्येकं कथिता ह्येताः (pratyekaṃ kathitā hyetāḥ) Manusmṛti 7.157.
-taḥ The supreme being.
-tam A conversation, discourse; पूर्ववृत्तकथितैः पुराविदः (pūrvavṛttakathitaiḥ purāvidaḥ) R.11.1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Said, told, related. E. katha to tell, kta aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kathita (कथित).—[adjective] said, mentioned; [neuter] talk, conversation.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kathita (कथित):—[from kath] mfn. told, related, reckoned, [Manu-smṛti vii, 157]
2) [v.s. ...] n. conversation, discourse, [Mahābhārata; Śakuntalā]
3) [v.s. ...] narration, tale, [Raghuvaṃśa xi, 10.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kathita (कथित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Said, told.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kathita (कथित) [Also spelled kathit]:—(a) said; told, mentioned; narrated.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kathita (ಕಥಿತ):—[adjective] said; told; narrated.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Search found 29 books and stories containing Kathita; (plurals include: Kathitas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.11.11 < [Chapter 11 - The Stories of Kubjā and Kuvalayāpīḍa]
Verse 4.15.13 < [Chapter 15 - The Story of the Women of Barhiṣmatī-pura, the Apsarās, and the Women of Sutala and Nāgendra]
Verse 1.17.22 < [Chapter 17 - Description of the Yogurt Theft]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.1.158 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.1.110 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.129 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 2.1.224 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 2.1.346 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Kashyapa Shilpa-shastra (study) (by K. Vidyuta)
4. Prākāra components (3): Paṅkti-māna < [Chapter 3 - Prākāra Lakṣaṇa]
2 (a). Literary Evidence to Art-Activity < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
3. Pañcaprākāra (Five types of Prākāras) < [Chapter 3 - Prākāra Lakṣaṇa]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)