Pravartita, Pravartitā: 6 definitions


Pravartita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pravartita in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pravartitā (प्रवर्तिता) refers to “setting something in operation”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Then he became Bhairava, the abode of blood, in the sacrifice. (Thus) Bhairava bore the form of Sadyojāta (sadyarūpa—the Immediately Born). (He was) Sadyanātha, the first (ādi) Bhairava in the lineage of Siddhas beginning with Sadya. He acquired the conventional name ‘Mitra’ and was then Bhairava of the divine Command. He was freed from the fetters of Karma and the Kaula Command was set into operation [i.e., pravartitā]”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

Pravartitā (प्रवर्तिता) means “established”, according to the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam verse 10.47.24ff.—Accordingly, “[...] Devotional service unto Lord Kṛṣṇa is attained by charity, strict vows, austerities and fire sacrifices, by japa, study of Vedic texts, observance of regulative principles and, indeed, by the performance of many other auspicious practices. By your great fortune you have established [i.e., pravartitā] an unexcelled standard of pure devotion for the Lord, Uttamaḥśloka — a standard even the sages can hardly attain. [...]”.

Note: The term pravartitā indicates that the Gopīs brought to this world a standard of pure love of God that was previously unknown on the earth. Thus Uddhava congratulates them on their unparalleled contribution to the religious life.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pravartita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pravartita (प्रवर्तित).—p Set on foot; established. In- stigated, incited.

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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»] — Pravartita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pravartita (प्रवर्तित).—p. p.

1) Caused to turn, made to go or roll onwards, revolving; चमरान् परितः प्रवर्तिताश्वः (camarān paritaḥ pravartitāśvaḥ) R.9.66.

2) Founded, set up, established.

3) Prompted, incited, instigated.

4) Kindled; प्रवर्तितो दीप इव प्रदीपात् (pravartito dīpa iva pradīpāt) R.5.37.

5) Caused, made.

6) Purified, rendered pure; गोभिः प्रवर्तिते तीर्थे (gobhiḥ pravartite tīrthe) Manusmṛti 11.196.

7) Informed.

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

1) Pravartita (प्रवर्तित):—[=pra-vartita] [from pra-varta > pra-vṛt] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) caused to roll on or forwards, set in motion, set on foot, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] set up, established, introduced, appointed, [ib.]

3) [v.s. ...] built, erected, made, performed, accomplished, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] related, told, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] made pure, hallowed, [Manu-smṛti xi, 196]

6) [v.s. ...] informed, apprized, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] stimulated, incited, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] lighted, kindled, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

9) [v.s. ...] dispensed, administered, [Macdonell’s Dictionary, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] allowed to take its course, [ib.]

11) [v.s. ...] enforced, [ib.]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Pravartita (ಪ್ರವರ್ತಿತ):—

1) [adjective] gone ahead; moved forward; progressed.

2) [adjective] engaged in (as in a work, undertaking, etc.

3) [adjective] spread or extended over a wide or wider area.

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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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