Valita, Valitā: 20 definitions

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

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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.
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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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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.

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

1) Valita (वलित) refers to one of the thirty Nṛttahastas or “dance hand gestures” (in Indian Dramas), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The hasta-mudrās (lit. “hand-gestures”) are very essential to denote some particular action or state in dancing and these mudrās are formed with the help of hands and fingers. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, thirty kinds of nṛttahastas (“dance-hand gestures”) are mentioned. e.g., valita. The practice of these nṛttahastas is strictly prohibited in sickness of body, in old age, in fear, drunk and anxiety.

2) Valita (वलित) refers to one of the 108 kinds of Karaṇa (“coordination of precise movements of legs and hands”), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa.—Accordingly, karaṇas are the coordination of precise movements of legs and hands performed in a particular posture. The Nāṭyaśāstra also gives its view point in the same spirit. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, one hundred and eight kinds of karaṇas are accepted, e.g., Valita.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Valita (वलित) refers to the “twining” (of threads into a cord) [?], according to the Bhūśalyasūtrapātananimittavidhi section of Jagaddarpaṇa’s Ācāryakriyāsamuccaya, a text within Tantric Buddhism dealing with construction manual for monasteries etc.—Accordingly, “The excellent master [= officiant] in steady meditation, gazing upon the centre of the tip of his nose, should cast the cord on the surface of the site which has been levelled following the rules exactly. [The cord,] into which [the five threads of the five colours] are twined (valitaviśuddhavalitaṃ), has as its nature the five wisdoms and is purified. [It] does not have a knot, and is placed in the centre [of the site before casting]”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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) Kirātārjunīya 11.4.

5) Cast, darted; वलितलोल- कटाक्षपराहतम् (valitalola- kaṭākṣaparāhatam) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Valita (वलित).—i. e. vali or bali, + ita, adj., f. , and valibha vali + bha, adj. Having wrinkles, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 4, 16 (valibha).

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

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

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

1) Valita (वलित):—[from val] mfn. bent round, turned (n. [impersonal or used impersonally]), [Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] turned back again, [Uttamacaritra-kathānaka, prose version]

3) [v.s. ...] broken forth, appeared, [Gīta-govinda]

4) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) surrounded or accompanied by, connected with, [Ṛtusaṃhāra; Pañcarātra]

5) [v.s. ...] wrinkled, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

6) [v.s. ...] m. a [particular] position of the hands in dancing, [Catalogue(s)]

7) [v.s. ...] n. black pepper, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Valita (वलित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Moved; surrounded.

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

Valita (वलित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Valia, Vālia.

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Valita 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Valita (वलित) [Also spelled valit]:—(a) folded, bent, enveloped.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Valita (ವಲಿತ):—

1) [adjective] enclosed from all sides; surrounded; encircled.

2) [adjective] turned or undulated.

3) [adjective] folded (as skin); wrinkled.

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Valita (ವಲಿತ):—

1) [noun] a fold of the skin; a wrinkle.

2) [noun] (dance.) a raising of bent head.

3) [noun] a tributary province that is autonomous in some respects.

4) [noun] the fact of being controlled by another.

5) [noun] government; reign; control; rule.

6) [noun] a state or nation.

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Vaḷita (ವಳಿತ):—

1) [adjective] enclosed from all sides; surrounded; encircled.

2) [adjective] turned or undulated.

3) [adjective] folded (as skin); wrinkled.

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Vaḷita (ವಳಿತ):—

1) [noun] a fold of the skin; a wrinkle.

2) [noun] (dance.) a raising of bent head.

3) [noun] a tributary province that is autonomous in some respects.

4) [noun] the fact of being controlled by another.

5) [noun] government; reign; control; rule.

6) [noun] a state or nation.

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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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