Valita, Valitā: 13 definitions

Introduction

Valita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Valita (वलित).—A son of Parāvṛt.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 12. 11.
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of valita in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1a) Valita (वलित).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this valita-karaṇa is as follows, “hands to be Apaviddha, feet to be in Sūcī Cārī Trika turned round [in the Bhramarī Cārī].”. A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

1b) Valita (वलित) refers to a gesture (āṅgika) made with ‘dance hands’ (nṛttahasta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The hands (hasta) form a part of the human body which represents one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

2) Valitā (वलिता, “turned”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the neck (grīvā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. It is also known by the name Vāhitā. These ‘gestures of the neck (grīvā)’ should follow the gestures made with the head (śiras). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Valita (वलित).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The two Latā hands crossed at their elbows. The Dance-hands are to be used in forming Karaṇas.

Natyashastra book cover
context information

Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

Discover the meaning of valita in the context of Natyashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Valita or Vaḻita.—(E 12; SITI), same as vaṇita; a small terri- torial unit; a district or its subdivision. Note: valita is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

India history book cover
context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

Discover the meaning of valita in the context of India history from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

valita : (pp.) wrinkled.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Valita, (pp. of val: see valeti) wrinkled A. I, 138 (Acc. khaṇḍadantaṃ palita-kesaṃ vilūnaṃ khalitaṃ siro-valitaṃ tilak’āhata-gattaṃ: cp. valin with passage M. I, 88= III, 180, one of the two evidehtly misread); PvA. 56, 153. In compn with taca contracted to valittaca (for valitattaca) “with wrinkled skin” DhA. II, 190 (phalitakesa+); with abstr. valittacatā the fact of having a wrinkled skin M. I, 49 (pālicca+; cp. MA 215); A. II, 196 (khaṇḍicca pālicca+). (Page 603)

Pali book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of valita in the context of Pali from relevant books on Exotic India

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāḷīta (वाळीत).—n Ejection of an offender from his caste--the act or the state. v ṭāka with vara of o. v ghāla with of o. v paḍa or with or vara. v nigha & kāḍha g. of s. & of o.

--- OR ---

vāḷīta (वाळीत).—a Ejected from caste, outcast.

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

vāḷīta (वाळीत).—n Ejection of an offender from his caste-the act or the state. a Outcast.

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of valita in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Valita (वलित).—p. p.

1) Moving.

2) Moved, turned round, bent round.

3) Surrounded, enclosed; समवलोक्य तमो- बलितं जनम् (samavalokya tamo- balitaṃ janam) Veda-Vyāsāṣṭaka 1.

4) Wrinkled; विशदभ्रू- युगच्छन्नवलितापाङ्गलोचनः (viśadabhrū- yugacchannavalitāpāṅgalocanaḥ) Ki.11.4.

5) Cast, darted; वलितलोल- कटाक्षपराहतम् (valitalola- kaṭākṣaparāhatam) Māl.8.11.

-taḥ A particular position of the hands in dancing.

-tam Black pepper.

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

Valita (वलित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Moved, constrained. 2. Surrounded. 3. Wrinkled. E. val to go, kta aff.

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

Valita (वलित).—[adjective] turned, bent, [neuter] [impersonally]; accompanied by, joined with (—°).

context information

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.

Discover the meaning of valita in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: