Vasita, Vāsita, Vaśitā, Vaśita, Vasitā, Vashita, Vāśita, Vāśitā, Vāsitā: 19 definitions

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Vasita 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.

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: archive.org: 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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Vaśitā (वशिता) refers to a group of twelve deities, commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—The Vaśitās  according to Buddhism, are the controls or disciplines which lead to the spiritual regeneration of its followers. The Vajrayānists recognized twelve Vaśitās, each with a special name and conceived them in the form of deities with heads, arms, weapons and special symbols. These Vaśitās are collectively taken to be the spiritual daughters of the Dhyāni Buddha Amitābha.

The description of the Vaśitā goddesses is not found in the existing original literature and thus it is of unusual interest. Their iconographic interest becomes all the more attractive since in China there are statuettes in metal which correctly represent the Vaśitā  goddesses. Statues of these are not found anywhere in India, but their statuettes in the Chinese collection of Buddhist deities at Peiping are illustrated in the Two Lamaistic Pantheons of W. E. Clark.   

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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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 (e.g., 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 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 [Boehtlingk and Roth]; occurs also, as one of the Eight Mahā- siddhis personified, in Vikramac. [Manuscript Remains of Buddhist literature found in Eastern Turkestan] 21.106, see HOS 27.163; her glance subdues the entire universe), (1) in loose sense, = bala, power, control: Mahāmaudgalyāyano …ṛddhibalatāṃ ṛddhivaśitāṃ ca anuprāpuṇe Mahāvastu iii.67.2; and so in 4, Śāriputra got abhijñāvaśitāṃ prajñāpāramitāṃ ca; ṛddhīye vaśitāṃ prāptā Mahāvastu iii.289.6, said of rākṣasīs; kulavaśitā-prāptaṃ (of the kulaṃ of the Bodhisattva) Lalitavistara 24.14 (Mahāvastu has vaśi for vaśitā, see s.v. vaśiprāpta); mara- ṇaṃ vaśitām avaśīkurute Lalitavistara 175.9 (verse), death makes power powerless; sarvadharmaiśvarya-vaśitā-prāptyarthaṃ Lalitavistara 275.14; citte vaśī tvaṃ vaśitāṃ parāṃ gataḥ Mahāvastu i.164.13 (verse, but only by Senart's violent and dubious em.); buddhadharmavaśitānuprāpuṇe, so read, Mahāvastu ii.415.16 (mss. °tāni prā°; Senart em. wrongly); vinaya-vaśitā cāsmim Mahāvastu i.180.11 (verse; so read with 2 mss.), and there is power of training in him (Buddha); samādhi-vaśitā- [Page474-a+ 71] prāptasya Bodhisattvabhūmi 58.2; sarva-ceto-vaśitā-parama-pāramitā- prāptair (of arhant monks) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 1.8 (see s.vv. vaśin and vaśiprāpta for similar expressions, especially Lalitavistara 425.22); (2) in more technical sense, one of ten masteries, supre- macies, attributed to Bodhisattvas: listed Mahāvyutpatti 770 ff. and Dharmasaṃgraha 74, in virtually identical terms but differing in order, (Dharmasaṃgraha) āyus (āyur-v°), citta, pariṣkāra, dharma, ṛddhi, janma (instead of this Mahāvyutpatti upapatti-v°, q.v., or v.l. utpatti°), adhimukti, praṇidhāna, karma, jñāna; the same ten, with definitions, Daśabhūmikasūtra 70.8—18 (closer to Mahāvyutpatti); in Mahāvastu 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 Mahāvyutpatti and Dharmasaṃgraha; alternatively and more pro- bably, S. suggests a corruption for praṇidhāna), upapatti, karma, citta, dharma, ṛddhi, abhiprāya (according to Senart = adhimukti), kāla, deśa (the last two entirely divergent); references to these, without number or names, vaśitāsu Gaṇḍavyūha 83.10; for Gaṇḍavyūha 489.24 see s.v. vaśiprāpta; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 1.10; vaśitapāragato Lalitavistara 45.14 (verse, a m.c.); 94.19 (verse), read vaśita-prāptu with ms. A; sarvabodhisattvabhūmiṣu vaśitāprāptaḥ Lalitavistara 274.21 (prose; all these said of the Bodhisattva, or of Bodhisattvas).

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

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Vāsitā (वासिता).—[, according to text Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vaśitā (वशिता).—[vaśi + tā], f. vaśitva vaśi + tva, n., or vaśin + tā, or tva, 1. Subduing by magical means, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 3, 19 (tva). 2. Subjugation, dominion, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 2977.

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Vāsita (वासित).—I. see vas, vās. Ii. n. 1. Sound. 2. The cry of birds. 3. Knowledge. Iii. f. . 1. A woman. 2. A female elephant, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 12, 32; [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 19, 11.

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.

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

1) Vaśitā (वशिता):—[=vaśi-tā] [from vaśi > vaś] f. subjugation, dominion, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] the supernatural power of subduing all to one’s own will, unbounded power of ([compound]; a Bodhi-sattva is said to have 10 Vaśitās, viz. āyur-, citta-, pariṣkāra-, dharma-, ṛddhi-, janma-, adhimukti-, praṇidhāna-, karma-, and jāna-v, [Dharmasaṃgraha 74]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Buddhist literature]

3) [v.s. ...] subduing by the use of magical means, fascinating, bewitching, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) Vasita (वसित):—[from vas] 1. vasita mfn. (for 2. See [column]3) worn, put on [Mahābhārata]

5) [v.s. ...] n. cloth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [from vas] 2. vasita mfn. (for 1. See [column]1) = 2. uṣita, inhabiting etc.

7) [v.s. ...] stored (as grain), [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] n. abiding, abode, residence, [ib.]

9) Vāśita (वाशित):—[from vāś] 1. vāśita mfn. roared, cried, sung, [Mahābhārata] etc.

10) [v.s. ...] n. roaring, croaking, yelling, howl, cry, scream, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara]

11) 2. vāśita = vāsita1 [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

12) Vāśitā (वाशिता):—f. (also written vāsitā, [probably] [from] √vaś) a cow desiring the bull (also applied to other animals desiring the male, [especially] to a female elephant), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

13) a woman, wife, [Mahābhārata]

14) Vāsita (वासित):—[from vās] 1. vāsita mfn. infused, steeped, perfumed, scented, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

15) [v.s. ...] affected with, influenced by ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Śaṃkarācārya]

16) [v.s. ...] spiced, seasoned (as sauces), [Horace H. Wilson]

17) Vāsitā (वासिता):—[from vāsita > vās] a f. See vāśitā.

18) Vāsita (वासित):—[from vāsa] 2. vāsita mfn. clothed, dressed, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

19) Vāsitā (वासिता):—[from vāsita > vāsa] b f. See vāśitā.

20) Vāsita (वासित):—[from vāsa] 3. vāsita mfn. caused to stop or stay ([especially] ‘overnight’), caused to dwell or live in ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

21) [v.s. ...] peopled, populous (as a country), [Horace H. Wilson]

22) [v.s. ...] n. the art of rendering populous or causing to be inhabited, [Horace H. Wilson]

23) [v.s. ...] knowledge ([especially] derived from memory = vāsanā, [ib.])

24) a 1. 2. 3. vāsita and vāsin. See p.947.

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