Vicitta, aka: Vicittā; 4 Definition(s)


Vicitta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Vichitta.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vicitta (विचित्त).—A son of Utadhya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 101.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

, One of the chief lay women supporters of Padumuttara Buddha. Bu.xi.26.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Vicitta in Pali glossary... « previous · [V] · next »

vicitta : (adj.) variegated; ornamented; decorated.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vicitta, (& °citra) (adj.) (vi+citta1) various, variegated, coloured, ornamented, etc. J. I, 18, 83; Pv. II, 19; Vv 6410 (citra); Miln. 338, 349; VvA. 2, 77; Sdhp. 92, 245.—vicitra-kathika eloquent Miln. 196. (Page 616)

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