Tvarita, Tvaritā: 14 definitions


Tvarita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Twarit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tvaritā (त्वरिता) refers to one of the “nine Durgās” (Navadurgā), participating in Vīrabhadra campaign against Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.33. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“Mahākālī went ahead for the destruction of Dakṣa accompanied by nine Durgās [viz., Tvaritā]. Eager in executing the command of Śiva, they accompanied the marching heroes—Ḍākinī, Śākinī, Bhūtas, Pramathas, Guhyakas, Kūṣmāṇḍas, Parpaṭas, Caṭakas, Brahma-Rākṣasas, Bhairavas and Kṣetrapālas and set out quickly for the destruction of Dakṣa’s sacrifice”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Tvaritā (त्वरिता) is identified with Kubjikā in the earliest sources.—Tvaritā is not mentioned at all in the Kumārikākhaṇḍa and she is simply the fourth of the sixty-four Yoginīs worshipped in the Śrīmatottara. Tvaritā appears in Yogakhaṇḍa as one of seven forms of Kubjikā, along with Khañjinī, Klinnā, Mīnā, Garbhasamudbhavā, Vakrikā and Aryā, who reside within the Saṃvartāmaṇḍala as aspects of the leader of the transmission (kramanāyikā) where they are worshipped in the hexagram with Khañjinī in the centre. [...] The Śrīmatasārasaṃgraha groups her together with Khañjī, Kubjī, Laghvī and Pañcamī. [...] Tvaritā is one of the sixteen Nityās worshipped in Śrīcakra and appears regularly in later Kaula Tantras such as the Śaktisaṃgamatantra and Tantric compendiums.

The Tantrapaddhati presents Tvaritā as Gaurī, that is, as Pārvatī, Śiva’s consort, in the form of a tribal woman—Śavarī, an identification in common with Kubjikā and, indeed, a host of other goddesses. Her origin is grafted onto the well known story of the penance Arjuna observed in a Himalayan forest in order to acquire the Pāśupata Weapon from Śiva. Pleased by his penance, Śiva appeared before him in the garb of a tribal hunter accompanied by the goddess who assumed a similar form as Tvaritā, the tribal Śavarī. Worship of Pārvatī in the form of a Śavarī, the text assures us, gives accomplishment3 and the chanting of Tvaritā’s mantra brings prosperity

2) Tvaritā (त्वरिता) refers to one of the nine Nityās (Yoginīs particularly concerned with Kāma), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Kulanityā is the first and  Vajreśvarī is the second. The third is the Nityā Tvaritā and the fourth is Kurukullā. The goddess Lalitā is the fifth and the sixth is called Bheruṇḍā. The seventh is Nīlapatākā and the eighth is Kāmamaṅgalā. The goddess Vyomavyāpinī, who bestows accomplishment, is the ninth. O Lord of the gods, once known Tripurā, on (her) red lotus seat by means of the liturgy of the Nine Nityās recollect (her) liturgy (krama)”.

Note: Tvaritā (also called Totalā) is also mentioned as one of the Sixteen Nityās associated with Śrīvidyā described in the Tantrarājatantra.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tvarita (त्वरित).—ad (S) Quickly, rapidly, expeditiously. In Sanskrit comp. ad & a Quick, swift, expeditious. Ex. tvaritagāmī, tvaritabhāṣī, tvaritadāna.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

tvarita (त्वरित).—ad Quickly, rapidly. a Quick.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tvarita (त्वरित).—p. p. Quick, swift, speedy.

-tam Despatch, haste. -ind. Quickly, fast, speedily, hastily.

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

Tvarita (त्वरित).—mfn. subst.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Quick, swift, expeditious. n.

(-taṃ) Dispatch, haste. adv. Quickly, swiftly. E. tvar to make haste, affix kta, and iṭ inserted.

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

Tvarita (त्वरित).—[adjective] hastening, quick (also tvaritatvarita); °— & [neuter] [adverb] (also tvaritaṃ tvaritam); [neuter] as subst. haste, hurry.

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

1) Tvarita (त्वरित):—[from tvari > tvar] mfn. ([Pāṇini 3-2, 187]) hasty, quick, swift, expeditious, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. [impersonal or used impersonally] hurried, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] haste (See sa-tvaritam), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Tvaritā (त्वरिता):—[from tvarita > tvari > tvar] f. Durgā and a magical formula called after her, [Tantrasāra iv; Śāradā-tilaka x]

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

Tvarita (त्वरित):—(taṃ) 1. n. Dispatch. a. Quick.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Tvarita (त्वरित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Turia, Tūravia.

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Tvarita in German

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Tvarita (त्वरित) [Also spelled twarit]:—(a) quick, swift; (adv) quickly, swiftly.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tvarita (ತ್ವರಿತ):—[adjective] moving or capable of moving with great speed or velocity; fleet; rapid; quick; swift.

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Tvarita (ತ್ವರಿತ):—

1) [noun] = ತ್ವರೆ [tvare].

2) [noun] a man moving, acting, responding or thinking quickly.

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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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