Samvritta, aka: Saṃvṛtta; 3 Definition(s)


Samvritta 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 Saṃvṛtta can be transliterated into English as Samvrtta or Samvritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Itihasa (narrative history)

[Samvritta in Itihasa glossaries]

Saṃvṛtta (संवृत्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.101.14/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Saṃvṛtta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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[Samvritta in Purana glossaries]

Saṃvṛtta (संवृत्त).—A nāga born in the Kaśyapa dynasty. (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 103, Verse 13).

(Source): Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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-English dictionary

[Samvritta in Sanskrit glossaries]

Saṃvṛtta (संवृत्त).—p. p.

1) Become, happened, occurred; इदानीमस्मि संवृत्तः सचेताः प्रकृतिं गतः (idānīmasmi saṃvṛttaḥ sacetāḥ prakṛtiṃ gataḥ) Bg.11.51.

2) Fulfilled, accomplished.

3) Collected, heaped together.

4) Past, gone.

5) Covered.

6) Furnished with.

-ttaḥ Name of Varuṇa.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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