Khyata, Khyāta, Khyātā: 13 definitions


Khyata 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Khyat.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Khyātā (ख्याता).—An attendant of Skanda. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Stanza 20).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Khyātā (ख्याता) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.19). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Khyātā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Khyāta (ख्यात) refers to “known” (i.e., that which is ‘known’ as), according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 4.27-29.—Accordingly, “The essential nature of the individual soul (aṇu) is the Self that has been supremely infused with the power of consciousness. It is present in the branches of the Kula (i.e. the body) in association with the various supports (ādhārabheda). O goddess, one place and another bring each other to rest. Contemplated by (direct) experience, (each is of) a separate kind (and each bestows) a separate accomplishment. O goddess, I have explained that which is known as Āṇava [i.e., khyāta āṇavaṃ]”.

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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

khyāta (ख्यात).—p (S) Famous, celebrated, renowned: also notorious or much spoken about.

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

khyāta (ख्यात).—p Famous, renowned.

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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

Khyāta (ख्यात).—p. p. [khyā-kta]

1) Known; ख्यातं नभःशब्दमयेन नाम्ना (khyātaṃ nabhaḥśabdamayena nāmnā) R.18.6.

2) Named, called.

3) Told.

4) Celebrated, famous, well-known.

5) Notorious; ख्यातः शक्रो भगाङ्गो विधुरपि मलिनो माधवो गोपजातः (khyātaḥ śakro bhagāṅgo vidhurapi malino mādhavo gopajātaḥ) Udb.

6) Made known, betrayed, discovered; (khyāpita p. p. Caus.) प्रमादालस्य- जाड्यानि ख्यापितानि (pramādālasya- jāḍyāni khyāpitāni) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.39.

-tam 1 Communication, mention.

2) Proclamation.

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

Khyāta (ख्यात).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Famous, celebrated, notorious. E. khyā to relate, affix kta.

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

Khyāta (ख्यात).—[adjective] named, called, known, celebrated.

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

1) Khyāta (ख्यात):—[from khyā] mfn. named, called, denominated, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] known, well known, celebrated, notorious, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] told, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Khyāta (ख्यात):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Celebrated.

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

Khyāta (ख्यात) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khāa, Khāṇa.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Khyāta (ख्यात) [Also spelled khyat]:—(a) reputed, celebrated, famous; historical; ~[garhita] notorious; infamous.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khyāta (ಖ್ಯಾತ):—[adjective] much talked about; having fame or celebrity; renowned; famous; celebrated, well-known; noted; acclaimed.

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Khyāta (ಖ್ಯಾತ):—[noun] the state of being well known or much talked about; renown; celebrity; (good) reputation.

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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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