Prarthita, Prārthita: 13 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Prarthit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prarthita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prārthita (प्रार्थित) refers to “whatever is desired” and is used to describe Menā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as the Goddess (i.e., Durgā) said to Menā:—“O beloved of the mountain, I am delighted by your penance. O chaste lady, tell me what you desire in your mind. O Menā, whatever is desired [i.e., prārthita] by you by penance, sacred rites and ecstatic contemplation I shall grant you and that too whenever you wish for it. [...]”.

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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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Prarthita in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Prārthita (प्रार्थित) refers to “(that which is) desired”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Here in the world a whole multitude of objects, and the supremacy that is desired (prārthita) by the chiefs of snakes, men and gods, and other than [that], family, power, prosperity, and wanton women, etc. is easily obtained. On the contrary, that very same jewel of enlightenment alone is difficult to obtain. [Thus ends the reflection on] enlightenment”.

Synonyms: Yācita.

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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

[«previous next»] — Prarthita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prārthita (प्रार्थित).—p S Begged, besought, petitioned for: also supplicated or prayed for. 2 Prayed unto.

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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

[«previous next»] — Prarthita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prārthita (प्रार्थित).—p. p.

1) Begged, requested, asked for, solicited.

2) Wished, desired.

3) Attacked, opposed by an enemy; तत्प्रार्थितं जवनवाजिगतेन राज्ञा (tatprārthitaṃ javanavājigatena rājñā) R.9.56.

4) Killed, hurt.

5) Required, wanted; sought for; न दृश्यते प्रार्थयि- तव्य एव ते भविष्यति प्रार्थितदुर्लभः कथम् (na dṛśyate prārthayi- tavya eva te bhaviṣyati prārthitadurlabhaḥ katham) Kumārasambhava 5.46.

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

Prārthita (प्रार्थित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Asked, begged, solicited. 2. Said, spoken. 3. obstructed or opposed by an enemy. 4. Killed, hurt. E. pra before, artha to ask, aff. kta .

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

Prārthita (प्रार्थित).—[adjective] wished, desired, wanted, asked, requested; [neuter] wish, desire.

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

1) Prārthita (प्रार्थित):—[from prārtha > prārth] mfn. wished for, desired, wanted, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] requested, solicited, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] attacked, assailed, [Raghuvaṃśa]

4) [v.s. ...] obstructed, besieged, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] killed, hurt, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] n. wish, desire, [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa]

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

Prārthita (प्रार्थित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Asked; prayed.

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

Prārthita (प्रार्थित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Patthia.

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Prarthita 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

[«previous next»] — Prarthita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prārthita (प्रार्थित) [Also spelled prarthit]:—(a) prayed/requested/applied/petitioned/solicited (for).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prarthita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prārthita (ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿತ):—

1) [adjective] requested; beseeched.

2) [adjective] prayed.

3) [adjective] desired; wished.

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Prārthita (ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿತ):—[noun] something that is requested or sought by prayer.

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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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