Samavishta, Samāviṣṭā, Samāviṣṭa: 13 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Samāviṣṭā and Samāviṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Samavista or Samavishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Smavisht.
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Samāviṣṭā (समाविष्टा) means that which is “penetrated”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Penetrated (samāviṣṭā) by the bliss of the Command and aroused by the joy of the hymn (addressed to her), the great being said: ‘I do not know who is praising me here. To whom should I give a boon? My gaze (dṛṣṭipāta) is hard to behold like a venomous snake (āśīviṣa). How have (you been able to) bear it? Then ask for whatever you please!’”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट) refers to “penetration” or “possession”, according to Somānanda’s Śivadṛṣṭi verse 1.1.—Accordingly, “May Śiva, who has penetrated/possessed (samāviṣṭa) my form by warding himself off by means of his own self, pay homage to his (all-)extensive self by means of his own power”.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट) refers to “becoming overwhelmed (by passion)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.49 (“The delusion of Brahmā”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “The husband of Pārvatī exhibited a wonderful feat. O celestial sage, listen to that. I shall mention it out of love for you. On that occasion, deluded by Śiva’s power of illusion I stared at the feet of the goddess as well as the crescent-shaped nails. On seeing them, O celestial sage, I became overwhelmed (samāviṣṭa) by passion. My mind was greatly disturbed. Deluded by the cupid I stared at her limbs frequently. Then, immediately after staring at them, my semen dropped on the ground. [...]”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Samāviṣṭā (समाविष्टा) refers to “being penetrated” (by one’s hero), according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “[...] Six joyful seals, the foremost of them (being) her holiness, Colored red, with one face, two arms, and three eyes, Naked with loose hair, (and) partly adorned with a girdle, The left arm embracing, holding in a skull bowl, sin and death for eating, On the right a threatening finger pointing in the direction of all defilement, Sounding the thunder of an impending kalpa-fire of great majesty, With the bloody opening (between) both hips penetrated by (her) hero (samāviṣṭā-nāyaka), One who loves great pleasure, belonging to the nature of compassion”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट).—p (S) That has entered and is contained in; contained, comprised, comprehended, included, lit. fig. 2 That is entered and occupied;--as a house &c. 3 fig. That is entered and possessed by (as by a passion or feeling).Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट).—p That has entered and is contained in.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट).—p. p.
1) Entered thoroughly, completely occupied, pervaded.
2) Seized, overcome, engrossed.
3) Possessed by an evil spirit.
4) Endowed with.
5) Settled, fixed, seated.
7) Filled with; कौतूहलसमाविष्टाः सर्व एव समागताः (kautūhalasamāviṣṭāḥ sarva eva samāgatāḥ) Rām.7.96.6.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Entered or engrossed by, absorbed by, (feeling, passion, &c.) possessed by, (as an evil spirit.) 2. Entered thoroughly. 3. Entered, (as a mansion.) 4. Seated, settled. 5. Wellinstructed. E. sam and āṅ implying entireness, and viṣṭa entered.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट).—[adjective] seized or overcome by, filled or endowed with ([instrumental] or —°); instructed in ([instrumental]) by ([instrumental]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट):—[=sam-āviṣṭa] [from samā-viś] mfn. entered together or at once, seized, occupied, possessed by or filled with ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] provided or endowed or furnished with ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā; Pañcarātra]
3) [v.s. ...] taught or instructed in ([instrumental case]) or by ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata xiii, 1971.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट):—[samā+viṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) a. Occupied, entered, engrossed by.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Samāviṣṭa (समाविष्ट) [Also spelled smavisht]:—(a) included, entered, incorporated; pervaded, permeated.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] entered in; that has come in.
2) [adjective] included in; that is consisted (of).
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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