Samshitavrata, Saṃśitavrata, Samshita-vrata: 8 definitions
Samshitavrata means something in 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.
The Sanskrit term Saṃśitavrata can be transliterated into English as Samsitavrata or Samshitavrata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Śaṃsitavrata (शंसितव्रत) refers to “one whose sacred rites are laudable” and is used to describe Sage Nārada, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.14 (“The Birth of Tāraka and Vajrāṅga”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O celestial sage, of great intellect, O foremost of my sons, whose sacred rites are laudable [i.e., śaṃsitavrata], I explain the entire story after thinking on Śiva. Listen. O Nārada, first of all, you hear the birth of Tāraka himself, to secure whose death great effort was made by the gods depending on Śiva. My son Marīci begot Kaśyapa who married thirteen daughters of Dakṣa. [...]”.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Saṃśitavrata (संशितव्रत) refers to “intense ascetic observance”, according to the sixth chapter of Rājānaka Ratnākara’s Haravijaya (9th-century), which represents a hymn (stotra) to Śiva.—Accordingly, “Those [Yogins,] whose intense ascetic observance (saṃśitavrata) [is performed] for the attainment of union without mind, obtain according to tradition the spotless state which gives an unwavering existence in the Self. [The fact that Yogins obtain this spotless state,] O Śiva, is none other than [the expression of your] favour”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Saṃśitavrata (संशितव्रत).—a. one who has fulfilled his vow.
Saṃśitavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saṃśita and vrata (व्रत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Faithful to a vow or obligation. E. saṃśita completing, vrata a vow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃśitavrata (संशितव्रत).—[Sam-śita-] (vb. śi), adj. 1. one who has accomplished his vow, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 1, 104 (read saṃśita instead of śaṃsita). 2. faithful to a vow or obligation, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 1, 1.
Saṃśitavrata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saṃśita and vrata (व्रत).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃśitavrata (संशितव्रत).—[adjective] strictly keeping a vow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Saṃśitavrata (संशितव्रत):—[=saṃ-śita-vrata] [from saṃ-śita > saṃ-śo] mfn. (saṃ-ś) firmly adhering to a vow, faithful to an obligation, honest, virtuous, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. a Ṛṣi, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saṃśitavrata (संशितव्रत):—[saṃśita-vrata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Faithful to a vow.
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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