Vardhita: 10 definitions


Vardhita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)

Vardhita (वर्धित) refers to “having grown (one’s collection of sādhanas and mantras)”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: [...] “his collection of practices for mastering mantras for invisibility had grown (vardhita)”; “he was acquainted with a hundred tales about the marvels of the Śrīparvata mountain”; “his ear-cavities were punched by those possessed by Piśāca-demons, who had run to him when struck by white mustard seed he had empowered with mantras more than once”.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vardhita (वर्धित) refers to “(having) grown”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXXII-XXXIV).—Accordingly, “When one is making fire by friction, first the flame takes fire on the soft grass and dried cow dung and, as the strength of the fire increases, it is able to consume big pieces of moist wood. It is the same for the concentration of loving-kindness (maitrī-samādhi): at the beginning, when one make the vows for loving-kindness, one applies them only to one’s friends; but when the mind of loving-kindness has grown, enemies and relatives become mixed up and one sees them all as experiencing happiness: this is because the dhyānas or samāpattis of loving-kindness have grown (vardhita) and are becoming complete”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vardhita (वर्धित).—p (S) Increased, augmented, made or become greater, larger, or more.

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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

Vardhita (वर्धित).—p. p.

1) Grown, increased.

2) Enlarged, magnified.

3) Cut.

4) Filled, full; पाणिभ्यां तूपसंगृह्य स्वयमन्नस्य वर्धितम् (pāṇibhyāṃ tūpasaṃgṛhya svayamannasya vardhitam) Manusmṛti 3.224.

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

Vardhita (वर्धित) or Varddhita.—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Grown, expanded, increased, thriven. 2. Full, filled. 3. Cut, divided. E. vṛdh to increase, or varddh to cut, aff. kta .

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

Vardhita (वर्धित).—[substantive] a kind of dish.

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

1) Vardhita (वर्धित):—[from vardh] 1. vardhita mfn. cut off, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] carved or fashioned (as timber for a building)

3) [v.s. ...] fabricated, built, [Vāstuvidyā]

4) [v.s. ...] filled, full, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [from vardha] 2. vardhita mfn. increased, grown, expanded, augmented, strengthened, promoted, gladdened, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] n. a kind of dish (?), [Manu-smṛti iii, 224.]

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

Vardhita (वर्धित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vaḍḍhavia, Vaddhāriya, Vaddāvia.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vardhita (ವರ್ಧಿತ):—

1) [noun] grown up; developed; progressed.

2) [noun] that has become large, big, etc.

3) [noun] that is cut; sheared; severed.

4) [noun] having in it all there is space for; completely filled with; full.

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Vardhita (ವರ್ಧಿತ):—[noun] a grown up, matured or prospered man.

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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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