Varnita, Varṇita: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Varnit.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Varṇita (वर्णित) means “narrated”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, after (Durgā/Satī) spoke to the Gods:—“O dear, even as the gods were watching, Śiva, the mother of the universe, vanished after saying this and returned immediately to her world. After making obeisance to the direction in which she went, the delighted Viṣṇu and others, sages and the gods, returned to their abodes. O excellent sages, thus I have narrated [i.e., varṇita] to you the auspicious narrative of the goddess Durgā. It is always pleasing to men and it bestows worldly pleasures and salvation. Whoever hears or recites this with concentration, reads or teaches this, will obtain the fruits of all desires”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Varṇita (वर्णित) refers to “(being) explained”, according to Somānanda’s Śivadṛṣṭi verse 3.42cd–47.—Accordingly, “[...] But, if you say (in reply) that injunctions involving the rites of passage for fire are explained (varṇita) in the (Śaiva) teachings, (we reply:) what is the goal of the (ritual) action (in question)? It is the action itself. There is no division of its [i.e., the fire’s] nature, here. It is the same for his [i.e., Śiva’s] abiding there [in the world]: that [i.e., the distinguishing of ‘pure’ from ‘impure’ elements in the world, or the distinction of that which is said to be Śiva and that which is said not to be] is conceived of merely as the assignation of names for the purpose of everyday speech/everyday activity”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Varṇita (वर्णित) refers to “(that which was) described”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “In abiding-in-objects [meditation], there are to be known five acts of concentration described by the heroes (vīra-varṇita) [of the past]. The one who is restrained who is expert in them cuts through the bonds of life”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varṇita (वर्णित).—p S Extolled or eulogized. 2 Described, depicted, pourtrayed.

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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

Varṇita (वर्णित).—p. p. [varṇ-kta]

1) Painted.

2) Described, represented.

3) Extolled, praised.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Varṇita (वर्णित).—ppp. of Sanskrit varṇayati, perhaps as in [Boehtlingk] s.v. (1), painted, or else displayed, depicted, or even regarded ([Boehtlingk and Roth] and [Boehtlingk] s.v. 3); according to Senart ifc., having the aspect of… (as Sanskrit varṇin): te tu…dṛṣṭvā nirmitā (mss. °to; magically created) bhikṣu varṇitā (acc. pl.; mss. °to) Mahāvastu i.189.9 (verse); Senart bhikṣuvarṇitā; so also, dhyāyante bhikṣu varṇitā 190.1 (n. pl.; mss. °to).

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

Varṇita (वर्णित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Praised, eulogised, extolled. 2. Described, ex plained. 3. Painted. E. varṇ to praise, aff. kta .

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

1) Varṇita (वर्णित):—[from varṇ] mfn. painted, delineated, described, explained, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] praised, eulogized, extolled, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] spread, [Mahābhārata]

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

Varṇita (वर्णित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Praised; explained; painted.

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

Varṇita (वर्णित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaṇṇia.

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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

Varṇita (वर्णित) [Also spelled varnit]:—(a) described, related, narrated.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Varṇita (ವರ್ಣಿತ):—

1) [adjective] coloured; painted; beautified using cosmetics.

2) [adjective] explained; described.

3) [adjective] praised; extolled.

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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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