Vasita, Vāsita, Vaśitā, Vaśita, Vasitā, Vashita, Vāśita, Vāśitā, Vāsitā: 16 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Vaśitā and Vaśita and Vāśita and Vāśitā can be transliterated into English as Vasita or Vashita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Vaśita (वशित) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “ability to completely subjugate and control others”, as described in the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Vasita (वसित) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mānasāra XIX.108-12, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vaśita (वशित).—A Siddhi devī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 4; 44. 140.
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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

Vāsita (वासित) is another name (synonym) of bhāva, referring to “psychological states” (eg. permanent, involuntary, transitory), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Vāsita (वासित) refers to “perfumed”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 8.77.—(“candanavāsitā dik”); 21.119 (“purified”, “edified”—“saṃprajñātavāsitatamaḥ”). Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita says “saṃskṛtatamaḥ”. Nārāyaṇa says “atitarāṃ saṃbhāvitamanāḥ”.

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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

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Vaśitā (वशिता) or Daśavaśitā refers to the “ten masteries of the Bodhisattvas” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 74):

  1. āyur-vaśitā (mastery of life),
  2. citta-vaśitā (mastery of mind),
  3. pariṣkāra-vaśitā (mastery of discipline),
  4. dharma-vaśita (mastery of dharma),
  5. ṛddhi-vaśitā (mastery of spiritual power),
  6. janma-vaśitā (mastery of birth),
  7. adhimukti-vaśitā (mastery of resolution),
  8. praṇidhāna-vaśitā (mastery of aspiration),
  9. karma-vaśitā (mastery of deeds),
  10. jñāna-vaśitā (mastery of knowledge).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., vaśitā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vasitā : (f.) mastery; cleverness. || vāsita (pp. of vāseti), establised; made dwell; perfumed.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vasita, (pp. of vasati2) dwelled, lived, spent Mhvs 20, 14. (Page 605)

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Vāsita, (fr. vāseti2) 1. scented J. I, 65; II, 235 (su°); III, 299; V, 89; Vism. 345.—2. (preferably fr. vāseti1=vasati2) established, made to be or live, preserved Mhvs 8, 2. So also in phrase vāsita-vāsana (adj.) or vāsana-vāsita one who is impressed with (or has retained) a former impression Sn. 1009 (pubba°, =vāsanāya vāsita-citta SnA 583); Miln. 263 (id.); Vism. 185 (+bhāvita-bhāvana). If taken as vāseti2, then to be translated as “scented, filled, permeated, ” but preferably as vāseti1.—Cp. pari°. (Page 610)

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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

vaśitā (वशिता).—f S vaśitva n S One of the eight attributes of Shiva; supposed to be attainable through the performance of mystical rites; viz. Holding in subjection or command by magical means.

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vāsita (वासित).—p S Perfumed or scented. 2 Clothed.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vāsita (वासित).—p Perfumed or scented. Clothed.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaśitā (वशिता).—

1) Subjection, control.

2) Bewitching, fascinating.

3) The supernatural or magical power of subduing others to one's own will (one of the aṣṭasiddhis).

4) Self-command.

See also (synonyms): vaśitva.

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Vasita (वसित).—p. p.

1) Worn, put on.

2) Dwelling.

3) Stored (as grain).

-tam Abode, residence.

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Vāśita (वाशित).—

1) The cry of birds; दुर्भक्षस्य ज्वालिना वाशितेन (durbhakṣasya jvālinā vāśitena) Śi.18.76.

2) Calling out, calling.

Derivable forms: vāśitam (वाशितम्).

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Vāśitā (वाशिता).—

1) A female elephant; अभ्यपद्यत स वाशितासखः पुष्पिताः कमलिनीरिव द्विपः (abhyapadyata sa vāśitāsakhaḥ puṣpitāḥ kamalinīriva dvipaḥ) R.19.11; वाशितायूथ- सहितः करीव हिमवत्तटम् (vāśitāyūtha- sahitaḥ karīva himavattaṭam) Bu.Ch.4.27; शुष्मिणो यूथपस्येव वासिता- मनु धावतः (śuṣmiṇo yūthapasyeva vāsitā- manu dhāvataḥ) Bhāg.8.12.32.

2) A woman; वासितासंगमे यत्तौ सिंहाविव महावने (vāsitāsaṃgame yattau siṃhāviva mahāvane) Mb.6.116.2.

3) A wife; यो भर्ता वासितातुष्टो भर्तुस्तुष्टा च वासिता (yo bhartā vāsitātuṣṭo bhartustuṣṭā ca vāsitā) Mb.13.122.17.

See also (synonyms): vāsitā.

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Vāsita (वासित).—p. p. [vās-kta]

1) Perfumed, scented; चन्दनवासिता दिक् (candanavāsitā dik) N.8.77.

2) Steeped, infused.

3) Seasoned, spiced.

4) Dressed, clothed.

5) Peopled, populous.

5) Possessing, having.

7) Famous, celebrated.

8) Purified, edified; इत्युदीर्य स हरिं प्रति संप्रज्ञातवासिततमः समपादि (ityudīrya sa hariṃ prati saṃprajñātavāsitatamaḥ samapādi) N. 21.119.

-tam 1 The cry or hum of birds.

2) Knowledge; cf. वासना (vāsanā) (2).

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Vāsitā (वासिता).—See वाशिता (vāśitā).

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

Vaśitā (वशिता).—(from vaśin plus -tā; rare in Sanskrit; once from Bhāg. P. in BR; occurs also, as one of the Eight Mahā- siddhis personified, in Vikramac. MR 21.106, see HOS 27.163; her glance subdues the entire universe), (1) in loose sense, = bala, power, control: Mahāmaudgalyāyano …ṛddhibalatāṃ ṛddhivaśitāṃ ca anuprāpuṇe Mv iii.67.2; and so in 4, Śāriputra got abhijñāvaśitāṃ prajñāpāramitāṃ ca; ṛddhīye vaśitāṃ prāptā Mv iii.289.6, said of rākṣasīs; kulavaśitā-prāptaṃ (of the kulaṃ of the Bodhisattva) LV 24.14 (Mv has vaśi for vaśitā, see s.v. vaśiprāpta); mara- ṇaṃ vaśitām avaśīkurute LV 175.9 (verse), death makes power powerless; sarvadharmaiśvarya-vaśitā-prāptyarthaṃ LV 275.14; citte vaśī tvaṃ vaśitāṃ parāṃ gataḥ Mv i.164.13 (verse, but only by Senart's violent and dubious em.); buddhadharmavaśitānuprāpuṇe, so read, Mv ii.415.16 (mss. °tāni prā°; Senart em. wrongly); vinaya-vaśitā cāsmim Mv i.180.11 (verse; so read with 2 mss.), and there is power of training in him (Buddha); samādhi-vaśitā- [Page474-a+ 71] prāptasya Bbh 58.2; sarva-ceto-vaśitā-parama-pāramitā- prāptair (of arhant monks) SP 1.8 (see s.vv. vaśin and vaśiprāpta for similar expressions, esp. LV 425.22); (2) in more technical sense, one of ten masteries, supre- macies, attributed to Bodhisattvas: listed Mvy 770 ff. and Dharmas 74, in virtually identical terms but differing in order, (Dharmas) āyus (āyur-v°), citta, pariṣkāra, dharma, ṛddhi, janma (instead of this Mvy upapatti-v°, q.v., or v.l. utpatti°), adhimukti, praṇidhāna, karma, jñāna; the same ten, with definitions, Dbh 70.8—18 (closer to Mvy); in Mv i.282.15—20 (verses) a slightly variant list, text partly corrupt, āyus, pratibhāna (which Senart would identify with jñāna, implausibly; jñāna is the last item in both Mvy and Dharmas; alternatively and more pro- bably, S. suggests a corruption for praṇidhāna), upapatti, karma, citta, dharma, ṛddhi, abhiprāya (acc. to Senart = adhimukti), kāla, deśa (the last two entirely divergent); references to these, without number or names, vaśitāsu Gv 83.10; for Gv 489.24 see s.v. vaśiprāpta; Laṅk 1.10; vaśitapāragato LV 45.14 (verse, a m.c.); 94.19 (verse), read vaśita-prāptu with ms. A; sarvabodhisattvabhūmiṣu vaśitāprāptaḥ LV 274.21 (prose; all these said of the Bodhisattva, or of Bodhisattvas).

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Vasitā (वसिता).—[, LV 336.2, see vaśitar.]

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Vāsitā (वासिता).—[, acc. to text Laṅk 250.5 °tā-vāsitānāṃ, would = vāsanā, q.v.; so Suzuki, Index, habit-energy. The formation is isolated and seems to me inexplicable; probably error, anticipating the pple. vāsita; read vāsanā-vās°.]

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

Vaśitā (वशिता).—f.

(-tā) 1. Fascinating, bewitching. 2. Subjection, holding in order or subjugation; also vaśitvaṃ. E. vaśin and tal or tva aff.

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Vasita (वसित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Stored, (as grain.) 2. Dwelling, inhabiting. 3. Put on, worn. n.

(-taṃ) Abiding, residence. f.

(-tā) The power of subduing all things: see vaśitā. E. vas to dwell, &c., kta aff.; or vaśitā as above, and śa changed to sa .

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Vāśita (वाशित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Perfumed, scented. 2. Sung, called, cried. n.

(-taṃ) The cry of birds or animals. f.

(-tā) 1. A woman. 2. A femaleelephant. E. vāṣ to call, or vās to perfume, aff. kta, and ṣa or sa changed to śa .

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Vāsita (वासित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Perfumed, scented. 2. Clothed, dressed. 3. Famous, celebrated. 4. Steeped, infused. 5. Spiced, seasoned, (sauces, &c.) 6. Peopled, populous, flourishing, (a country.) 7. Having, possessing. n.

(-taṃ) 1. The cry of birds. 2. Knowledge in general, but especially that derived from memory. 3. Sound. 4. Rendering a country populous and flourishing, causing it to be inhabited. f.

(-tā) 1. A woman. 2. A female-elephant. E. vas to dwell, or clothes, cansal form, or vās to call, (as a bird,) aff. kta .

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

Vāśita (वाशित).—[neuter] howling, croaking.

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Vāśitā (वाशिता).—[feminine] a cow desiring the bull (also of other animals & female, woman i.[grammar]).

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Vāsita (वासित).—[adjective] perfumed, fragrant.

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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. 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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