Samnipatita, Sannipatita, Saṃnipātita: 8 definitions
Samnipatita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Saṃnipātita (संनिपातित) refers to “having gathered (for an assembly)”, 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 Sāgara filled the lotus-lake with rain-showers], “Then in that region a great opportunity occurred. The Bhagavān sat down in that region, in the middle of a great assembly he was surrounded and honoured, there was a great assembly of Nāgas, namely 80,000 great Nāga kings gathered (saṃnipātita), having Sāgara, the Nāga king, as their foremost”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
sannipatita : (pp. of sannipatati) assembled; come together. || sannipātita (pp. of sannipāteti), convoked; called a meeting.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sannipatita, (pp. of °nipatati) come together D. I, 2; II, 76. (Page 679)
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.
Saṃnipātita (संनिपातित).—p. p.
2) Assembled.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Assembled, collected. 2. Mixed, blended. 3. Alighted, descended. 4. Come, arrived. E. sam and ni before pat to go, aff. kta .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Saṃnipatita (संनिपतित):—[=saṃ-nipatita] [from saṃni-pat] mfn. flown or fallen down, descended etc.
2) [v.s. ...] met together, assembled, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]
3) [v.s. ...] appeared, arrived, [Mahābhārata]
4) Saṃnipātita (संनिपातित):—[=saṃ-nipātita] [from saṃ-nipāta > saṃni-pat] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) thrown or shot down, discharged, [Rāmāyaṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] brought or called together, assembled, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sannipatita (सन्निपतित):—[sanni-patita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Assembled; blended; arrived; alighted.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Saṃnipatita (संनिपतित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Saṃṇipaḍia, Saṃnivāḍiya.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Patita, Sanni, Nipatita, Sam.
Ends with: Susamnipatita.
Full-text: Samnipatyopakaraka, Samnipatyakarin, Samnivadiya, Susamnipatita, Samnipadia, Abhisata, Samnipatya, Gandhabba, Pat.
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Gobhila-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 10.10: Śākyamuni gazes upon the immense assembly gathered before him < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]