Vihasta: 10 definitions


Vihasta means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Een Kritische Studie Van Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu

Vihasta (विहस्त) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as mentioned in Svayambhūdeva’s Paumacariu (Padmacarita, Paumacariya or Rāmāyaṇapurāṇa) chapter 57ff. Svayambhū or Svayambhūdeva (8th or 9th century) was a Jain householder who probably lived in Karnataka. His work recounts the popular Rāma story as known from the older work Rāmāyaṇa (written by Vālmīki). Various chapters [mentioning Vihasta] are dedicated to the humongous battle whose armies (known as akṣauhiṇīs) consisted of millions of soldiers, horses and elephants, etc.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vihasta (विहस्त).—a.

1) Handless.

2) Confounded, bewildered, overpowered, made powerless; मालतीमुखावलोकनविहस्ततया (mālatīmukhāvalokanavihastatayā) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1; R.5.49; पितामहस्तामालोक्य विहस्तामस्थिरां स्थिराम् (pitāmahastāmālokya vihastāmasthirāṃ sthirām) Śiva B.5.47; शाहराजात्मज शिशो विहाय स्वां विहस्तताम् (śāharājātmaja śiśo vihāya svāṃ vihastatām) ibid 21.23.

3) Disabled, incapacitated (for doing the proper work); रुजाविहस्तचरणम् (rujāvihastacaraṇam) M.4.

4) Adroit, skilled.

5) Learned, wise.

-staḥ A eunuch.

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

Vihasta (विहस्त).—mfn.

(-staḥ-stā-staṃ) 1. Confounded, perplexed, bewildered. 2. Wise, learned. E. vi without, hasta a hand; helpless, &c.

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

Vihasta (विहस्त).—adj. confounded, bewildered, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 49.

Vihasta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and hasta (हस्त).

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

Vihasta (विहस्त).—[adjective] handless, robbed of the tusk (elephant); unhandy, awkward; perplexed, helpless; quite intent upon or engaged in (—°).

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

1) Vihasta (विहस्त):—[=vi-hasta] [from vi] mfn. without a hand or trunk, handless, [Naiṣadha-carita] (-tā f., [Śiśupāla-vadha])

2) [v.s. ...] unhandy, inexperienced (See a-vih)

3) [v.s. ...] confounded, perplexed, helpless, [Kādambarī; Naiṣadha-carita] (-tā f., [Śiśupāla-vadha; Harṣacarita])

4) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) completely absorbed in [Raghuvaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] adroit, skilled, experienced (in; [compound]), [Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] wise, learned, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] m. a eunuch, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vihasta (विहस्त):—[vi-hasta] (staḥ-stā-staṃ) a. Confounded; learned.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vihasta (विहस्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vihattha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vihasta in German

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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 (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

Vihasta (ವಿಹಸ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] not having hands.

2) [adjective] bewildered; utterly confused.

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Vihasta (ವಿಹಸ್ತ):—[noun] a man who is anxious or worried.

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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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