Varayitavya: 4 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Varayitavya in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Vārayitavya (वारयितव्य) refers to “warding off (Nāgas)” (as part of an offering ceremony), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches the offering manual of the root-heart] “[...] Then, having stood in the middle of the maṇḍalaka, the spell-master should ward off (vārayitavya) Nāgas with seven times enchanted pomegranate branches. They should not be warded off too fiercely. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Varayitavya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Varayitavya (वरयितव्य).—[adjective] to be chosen.

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Vārayitavya (वारयितव्य).—[adjective] to be kept from ([ablative]).

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

1) Varayitavya (वरयितव्य):—[from vara] mfn. to be chosen or selected, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Mahābhārata] (-tva n., [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]])

2) Vārayitavya (वारयितव्य):—[from vāra] mfn. to be kept off from ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata]

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Varayitavya 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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