Purvokta, Pūrvokta, Purva-ukta: 11 definitions


Purvokta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Purvokt.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त) refers to “aforementioned”, according to the Nāradasaṃhitā verse 29.86-95 (pp. 181-184), a Sanskrit work on astrology having the Saralā commentary by Vasatirāma Śarmā.—Accordingly, “[...] The best of the astrologers should measure that auspicious moment by means of the water clock. [...] With this formula, one should deposit the best of the instruments, endowed with the aforementioned [i.e., pūrvokta] characteristics: ‘You have been created a long time ago by Brahmā as the foremost among the [time measuring] instruments. For the safety (abhaya) of the couple, you become the means of measuring the time [of their wedding]’.”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त) refers to “aforementioned”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 2.12-20.—Accordingly, “O one of good vows, I have talked about Ādinātha and the goddess who originates from his body. When he had enacted this most excellent union with her and externalized all the Kramamaṇḍala from his body, the lord of the gods worshipped it. (He did so) along with the mantras and Vidyās and (their) limbs with heaps of the aforementioned (pūrvokta) sacrificial substances as divine offerings and with lamps of many forms fed by the Great Clarified Butter (made from human fat). [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त).—a. beforementioned, aforesaid,

Pūrvokta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and ukta (उक्त). See also (synonyms): pūrvodita.

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

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त) or Pūrvvokta.—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) Said formerly, before-mentioned, aforesaid. E. pūrva, and ukta said.

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

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त).—[adjective] said or mentioned before.

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

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त):—[from pūrva] mfn. said before, formerly stated, aforesaid, before mentioned, [Manu-smṛti; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

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

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त):—[pūrvo-kta] (ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a. Before-mentioned.

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

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Puvvutta.

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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

Pūrvokta (पूर्वोक्त) [Also spelled purvokt]:—(a) aforesaid, mentioned before/above; —[kṛti] op. cit. (opere citato).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūrvōkta (ಪೂರ್ವೋಕ್ತ):—[adjective] said, quoted, mentioned before; aforesaid.

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Pūrvōkta (ಪೂರ್ವೋಕ್ತ):—[noun] that which is said, quoted, mentioned before; the aforesaid matter, subject, etc.

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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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