Vidhrita, Vidhṛta: 7 definitions


Vidhrita means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Vidhṛta can be transliterated into English as Vidhrta or Vidhrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vidhrita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vidhṛta (विधृत) refers to “being held (by the supreme soul)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.29 (“Śivā-Śiva dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Pārvatī: “[...] O gentle lady, I, the independent, have been made subservient by you. You alone are the great illusory power, the Primordial nature that creates. This entire universe has been made of illusion; it is held (vidhṛta) by the supreme soul with His great intellect. It is united and enveloped by the Gaṇas of the nature of pervading souls of meritorious deeds, akin to the nature of supreme soul. [...]”.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vidhṛta (विधृत).—p. p.

1) Seized, held, grasped.

2) Separated, kept asunder or separate.

3) Assumed, possessed.

4) Checked, restrained.

5) Supported, protected, borne up; (see dhṛ with vi).

-tam 1 Disregard of a command.

2) Dissatisfaction.

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

Vidhṛta (विधृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Seized, held. 2. Withheld, restrained. 3. Having, possessing, assumed, taken. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Disregard of an injunction or desire. 2. Dissatisfaction. E. vi before, dhṛta held.

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

Vidhṛta (विधृत).—[adjective] kept asunder, separated, distributed; shunned, avoided; kept back, detained, preserved; held, borne, worn, possessed, taken (resolution).

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

1) Vidhṛta (विधृत):—[=vi-dhṛta] [from vi-dhṛ] mfn. kept asunder, divided, separated, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] kept off, avoided, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] stopped, checked, suppressed, restrained, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] held, borne (with śirasā, mūrdhnā or dhni, borne on the head id est. highly esteemed; with svodareṇa, borne in one’s own body), [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] held, possessed, [Bhartṛhari]

6) [v.s. ...] saved, preserved, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] (with antare) pledged, [Pañcatantra]

8) [v.s. ...] n. [wrong reading] for vi-dhūta (q.v.), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

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

Vidhṛta (विधृत):—[vi-dhṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Seized, held; withheld. n. Headstrong conduct; dissatisfaction.

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vidhṛta (ವಿಧೃತ):—

1) [adjective] held; borne.

2) [adjective] possessed; got.

3) [adjective] separated; divided; kept asunder.

context information

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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