Pitavasa, Pītavāsā: 3 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pītavāsā (पीतवासा).—The 31st Kalpa; Brahmā attained pīta colour; a son of that colour came out of his contemplation; even the Yajñopavīta was of that colour; from his meditation of Maheśvarī, Brahmā saw Gāand Virūpa dropping out of the mouth of Maheśvara with four feet, four faces, four hands, four breasts, four eyes, etc. She was Rudrāṇi surrounded by sons who lived for 1000 years for the welfare of the Brahmanas and attained Rudrahood.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 1-21.
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
Pītavāsa (पीतवास) refers to “yellow garments”, as quoted by Hṛdayaśiva in his Prāyaścittasamuccaya (verse 10.27-35).—Accordingly, “[...] Wearing yellow garments (pītavāsa) and yellow garlands and unguents and a yellow sacred thread he should perform the excellent observance of rudrāṇī for a month. The competent ritualist, constantly devoted to the worship of Śiva, should perform the observance for puruṣṭuta for one month with all accoutrements being black. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Pītavāsa (ಪೀತವಾಸ):—[noun] = ಪೀತಾಂಬರ - [pitambara -] 1 & 4.
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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