Samarpita: 10 definitions


Samarpita means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Samarpita (समर्पित) means “to surrender” (lit. “to present” [?]), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, after Tāraka requested boons from Brahmā: “[...] That great demon [i.e., Tāraka] was crowned the king of the three worlds with the permission of Śukra, the preceptor of the demons. [...] Then the demon Tāraka seized gems and jewels of all the guardians of the quarters, Indra and others, offered under duress by them on being afraid of him. Afraid of him, Indra surrendered his Airāvata (white elephant) and Kubera all his nine treasures. White horses were surrendered by Varuṇa, the wish-yielding cow Kāmadhenu by the sages, and the sun out of fear for him surrendered [i.e., samarpita] his divine horse Uccaiḥśravas. [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Samarpita (समर्पित) refers to “being offered” (by one’s father), according to the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, as the God says to the Goddess: “[...] When the Himalaya will have a divine daughter born of an aspect of you, she will crave for union with my incarnation  and (so) will perform terrible austerity. Assuming of her own accord the form of a servant, she will be offered (samarpita) (by her father to him). O Kuleśvarī, she will worship him most excellently. [...]”.

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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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samarpita in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Samarpita (समर्पित) refers to the “provisioning (of crops)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [After the Brahmin Viṣṇudatta summoned and enraged a Nāga]: “Then Vajrapāṇi, the great leader of Yakṣas, addressed the Bhagavān, ‘Look, Bhagavān, clearly all crops have been destroyed by the harmful Nāga. How will there be shelter for all beings in the last time, in the last age, after you have departed? Therefore let the Bhagavān speak about the protection of crops and the averting of Nāgas for the sake of all crops. [Thus] all crops will be provided (samarpita), protected and increased’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

samarpita (समर्पित).—p (S) Offered, presented, devoted.

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

Samarpita (समर्पित).—a.

1) Made over, delivered, consigned, committed.

2) Restored, given back.

3) Appointed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samarpita (समर्पित).—adj.-ppp. (not in this meaning in Sanskrit, but = Pali samappita), affected, filled (with feelings, pleasant or unpleasant, in composition): te sukha-°tā bhaviṣyanti Lalitavistara 85.5; kṣutpipāsā- (mss. always °sa)-°tānāṃ Mahāvastu iii.71.17, °tāni 75.4; well provided, °to kāmaguṇehi pañcabhiḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 111.6.

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

Samarpita (समर्पित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Delivered, made over, consigned. E. sam, and arpita delivered.

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

1) Samarpita (समर्पित):—[=sam-arpita] [from sam-arpaṇa > sam-ṛ] mfn. thrown or hurled at etc. etc. (See Caus.)

2) [v.s. ...] placed or fixed in or on, made over or consigned to ([locative case] or [compound]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] restored, [Hitopadeśa]

4) [v.s. ...] filled with, [Lalita-vistara]

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

Samarpita (समर्पित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Samappiya.

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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»] — Samarpita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samarpita (ಸಮರ್ಪಿತ):—[adjective] that is given (humbly, in reverence, honour or from gratitude); offered; presented; dedicated.

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Samarpita (ಸಮರ್ಪಿತ):—[noun] = ಸಮರ್ಪಣೆ - [samarpane -]1.

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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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