Samavrita, Samāvṛta: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Samāvṛta can be transliterated into English as Samavrta or Samavrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Samāvṛta (समावृत) refers to “that which is full of”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Jālandhara) is in the southern corner of (Kailāśa). It shines (like) the moon and has the moon’s radiant lustre. Its form is that of the city of the Half Moon. It has deep lakes and rivers full of waves [i.e., sarit-sara-samāvṛta]. It contains the ocean of the six planes, and is fearsome (with the many great) waves that wash against its shores. That city of the Supreme Lord is on top of the lord of the principles. It is adorned with snow (white) moonstones and varied enclosing walls, archways, and palaces (aṭṭāla). It possesses many qualities and wonders. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Samāvṛta (समावृत) refers to “being accompanied (by an army)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Accompanied (samāvṛta) by the great army of the gods and the guardians of the quarters, lord Indra seated Kumāra on an elephant and rushed forward. Great war-drums, Dundubhis, Bherīs and Tūryas, lutes, flutes and Mṛdaṅgas were sounded and the Gandharvas sang war songs. Leaving the elephant to lord Indra, Kumāra got in an aerial chariot of wonderful build and studded with different sets of gems. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samavrita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samāvṛta (समावृत).—p. p.

1) Encompassed, surrounded, enclosed, beset.

2) Screened, veiled.

3) Hidden, concealed.

4) Protected; तस्मादद्यैव सहिताः सर्वेऽन्योन्यसमावृताः (tasmādadyaiva sahitāḥ sarve'nyonyasamāvṛtāḥ) Rām. 7.6.44.

5) Shut out, excluded.

6) Stopped; समावृतव्रतं तं तु विसृष्टं गुरुणा तदा (samāvṛtavrataṃ taṃ tu visṛṣṭaṃ guruṇā tadā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.77.1.

7) See समावृत्त (samāvṛtta).

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

Samāvṛta (समावृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Surrounded, encompassed. 2. Covered, enclosed, beset. 3. Viewed. 4. Protected. 5. Shut out, excluded. E. sam and āṅ before vṛ to choose, kta aff.

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

1) Samāvṛta (समावृत):—[=sam-āvṛta] [from samā-vṛ] mfn. covered all over, concealed, enveloped, wrapt in, surrounded or beset with ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] protected or guarded by ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] filled or inhabited by ([compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] closed to id est. withdrawn from ([genitive case]), [Mahābhārata]

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

Samāvṛta (समावृत):—[samā+vṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Enclosed, surrounded.

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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

[«previous next»] — Samavrita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Samāvṛta (समावृत):—(a) covered; enveloped.

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