Lajjita, Lajjitā: 19 definitions


Lajjita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Lajjit.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

A type of glance (or facial expression): Lajjita: the upper eyelid dropped, the pupil also lowered bashfully, the lashes meeting; this modest glance is used modestly.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Lajjitā (लज्जिता) refers to one of the Thirty six kinds of Glances (dṛṣṭi) or “proper accomplishment of glances” (in Indian Dramas), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—Dṛṣṭi is very important in a dance form. The appropriate movements of eyes, eyeballs and eyebrows of an artist make the performance more charming. There are thirty six kinds of glances (dṛṣṭi) accepted in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, for example lajjitā, belonging to the sthāyībhāvadṛṣṭi division.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Lajjita (लज्जित) refers to a “kind of embrace by women”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 7.97.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Lajjita (लज्जित, “ashamed”) refers to one of the sixty defects of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these defects [e.g., lajjita—ashamed], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. [...] Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Lajjita (लज्जित) refers to the “feeling ashamed (by the emission of one’s semen)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.49 (“The delusion of Brahmā”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] I, the grandfather, was ashamed (lajjitalajjitohaṃ) by the emission of my semen. O sage, I pressed the penis secretly with my feet. O Nārada, on coming to know of it, the great God Śiva became furious. He wanted to kill me immediately because I was overwhelmed by lust. O Nārada, there was great hue and cry everywhere. All the people trembled. Even Viṣṇu, the sustainer of the universe, was terrified. O sage, then Viṣṇu and other gods eulogised Śiva who was blazing furiously and who attempted to kill me”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

lajjita : (pp. of lajjati) was ashamed or abashed.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Lajjita, (pp. of lajjati) ashamed, bashful Sdhp. 35.—f. lajjitā as n. abstr. “bashfulness” DhA. I, 188. (Page 580)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lajjita (लज्जित).—p (S) Ashamed or abashed.

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

Lajjita (लज्जित).—p Ashamed or abashed.

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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

Lajjita (लज्जित).—p. p.

1) Modest, bashful.

2) Ashamed, abashed.

-tam A bashful act; इत्युपालभत संभुजिक्रियारम्भ- विघ्नघनलज्जितैर्जितम् (ityupālabhata saṃbhujikriyārambha- vighnaghanalajjitairjitam) N.18.64.

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

Lajjita (लज्जित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Ashamed, modest. E. lajjā modesty, itac aff.

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

Lajjita (लज्जित).—i. e. lajjā + ita, adj. Ashamed, bashful, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 158, 7.

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

Lajjita (लज्जित).—[adjective] abashed, embarrassed, ashamed of ([instrumental] or —°); [neuter] shame, bashfulness.

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

Lajjita (लज्जित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Ashamed.

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

Lajjita (लज्जित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Jīhāvia, Lajjāviya, Lajjia.

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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

Lajjita (लज्जित) [Also spelled lajjit]:—(a) ashamed; blushed; —[karanā] to put to the blush, to put to shame.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lajjita (ಲಜ್ಜಿತ):—

1) [adjective] made modest or being humble in mind.

2) [adjective] ashamed or embarrassed; disconcerted; abashed.

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Lajjita (ಲಜ್ಜಿತ):—

1) [noun] a man who is humble in mind or made modest.

2) [noun] a man who is humiliated, ashamed.

3) [noun] (dance.) a looking down with eyelids moving up and down slowly and repeatedly as in expressing humility, modesty, bashfulness.

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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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