Varnita, Varṇita: 12 definitions
Varnita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Varnit.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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”.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva 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”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)
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”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
varṇita (वर्णित).—p S Extolled or eulogized. 2 Described, depicted, pourtrayed.
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.
Varṇita (वर्णित).—p. p. [varṇ-kta]
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
(-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.
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.
Varṇita (वर्णित) [Also spelled varnit]:—(a) described, related, narrated.
1) [adjective] coloured; painted; beautified using cosmetics.
2) [adjective] explained; described.
3) [adjective] praised; extolled.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Varnitavat.
Ends with: Abhivarnita, Merusavarnita, Parivarnita, Prativarnita, Samanuvarnita, Samvarnita, Savarnita, Svarnita, Upavarnita, Viravarnita, Vivarnita, Vyavarnita.
Full-text: Upavarnita, Vannia, Stomita, Varnitavat, Varn, Samvarnitamanasa, Varnay, Abhivarnita, Vivarnita, Samanuvarnita, Varnit, Samvarnita, Vallita, Vivarnayati, Apurva, Parinamana.
Search found 8 books and stories containing Varnita, Varṇita; (plurals include: Varnitas, Varṇitas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.39 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 3.2.2 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Verse 2.4.89 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1033 < [Chapter 16 - Examination of the Import of Words]
Verse 2169 < [Chapter 24a - The case for the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Verse 3287-3288 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 298 [Cakranavaka] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Prasthanatrayi Swaminarayan Bhashyam (Study) (by Sadhu Gyanananddas)
5.4.2. Parabrahman in Human-Like Form < [Chapter 3 - Analysis on the Basis of Metaphysics]
Complete works of Swami Abhedananda (by Swami Prajnanananda)
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Panchadasi < [Discourse 6 - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Panchadasi]
Rudra-Shiva concept (Study) (by Maumita Bhattacharjee)
4. Forms of Śiva and his different activities < [Chapter 5 - Rudra-Śiva in the Purāṇic Literature]