Ranjita, Rañjita, Ramjita: 15 definitions


Ranjita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Rañjita (रञ्जित) refers to one of the thirty-three alaṃkāras (embellishments), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. These alaṃkāras, or, ‘embellishments of song’, depend upon the four types of varṇas, which refers to a specific order of musical notes (svara). They are attached to the songs of seven forms, although not generally used in the dhruvās.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “rañjita is after staying in two consecutive notes of two kalās, it ascends half a kalā and then again descends to the preceding note”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Rañjita (रञ्जित) or Anurañjita refers to “delight”, according to the Vārāṇasīmāhātmya verse 1.116-125.—Accordingly, “[...] The gods, beginning with Brahmā, also proceed along the Laukikamārga. The God of gods, Virūpākṣa, who is established in the Lokottaramārga, proceeds beyond [the institutes of] sacrifice, giving and asceticism. But those sages who are on that path, delighting in the knowledge of the self (ātmajñāna-anurañjita), also proceed along the Lokottaramārga, abandoning their bodies. [...]”.

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Rañjita (रञ्जित) refers to the “color” (of a reflection), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.5-11, while explaining the universality of Amṛteśa]—“Amṛteśa is supreme. He is free of disease. His nature is inherent, fully enumerated, constant, eternal, and immovable. [He has] no form or color, and is the highest truth. Because of that, he is omnipresent. The splendid Deva delights in all āgamas, pervades all mantras, and grants all siddhis. In this way, he is like a transparent crystal sewn onto a colored thread, always reflected with its color (rañjitayena hi rañjitam), [and] seeking [to] look like this and that. [...]”.

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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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Rañjita (रञ्जित) refers to “being illuminated (by rays of jewels)” [?], according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] Her foot-rest is illuminated by the rays of jewels (ratnaruci-rañjita) on the forehead of the king of gods and other gods as they bow in devotion [to her feet]. She has roving, wide eyes, and she bestows as boons the sovereignty [of Indra] and status [equal to] Vaiśravaṇa, lord of riches, and still more, which she creates in fleeting acts of amusement.. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Rañjitā (रञ्जिता) refers to “being delighted” (with the prosperity of heaven ), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “This very same [one], whose mind is delighted with the prosperity of heaven (svargaśrī-rañjitā), alone enjoys the divine nectar of pleasure in heaven continuously produced by desire. For this embodied soul there is not another companion in union and in separation, in birth or in death and at the time of pleasure and pain”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ranjita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

rañjita : (pp. of rañjati) found delight in. (pp. of rañjeti), given pleasure; coloured; dyed.

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

Rañjita, (pp. of rañjeti) coloured, soiled, in raja° affected with stain, defiled J. I, 117.—See also anu° & pari°. (Page 562)

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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

rañjita (रंजित).—p S Enraptured, enchanted, fascinated, highly delighted or gratified.

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

rañjita (रंजित).—p Enraptured.

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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

Rañjita (रञ्जित).—p. p.

1) Coloured, dyed.

2) Moved, excited.

3) Delighted, pleased, amused.

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

Rañjita (रञ्जित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Moved or affected. 2. Coloured, dyed, tinted. E. rañj to colour, kta aff.

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

1) Rañjita (रञ्जित):—[from raj] mfn. coloured, dyed, painted, tinted, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] illumined, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] affected, moved, charmed, delighted, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Rañjita (रञ्जित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Dyed; affected.

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

Rañjita (रञ्जित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Raṃjaviya, Raṃjia.

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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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Raṃjita (ರಂಜಿತ):—

1) [adjective] coloured; dyed.

2) [adjective] pleasing; giving delight.

3) [adjective] pleased; delighted.

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Raṃjita (ರಂಜಿತ):—[noun] that which is beautiful or that which gives delight.

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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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