Vihata: 10 definitions


Vihata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vihata (विहत) refers to the “dimming” (of a burning lamp), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“The goddess of great brilliance assumed the form of her baby child in front of Menā and began to cry in accordance with the ways of the world. On account of her splendour that diffused all round the lying-in-couch, the midnight lamps that burnt in the lying-in-chamber were rendered dim [i.e., vihata-tviṣ] in a trice, O sage. The women in the house were extremely glad on hearing the gentle cry of the child. In their excited flutter and great pleasure they rushed in. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vihata : (pp. of vihanati) 1. killed; destroyed; 2. combed or carded (cotton, etc.).

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

1) Vihata, 2 (adj.) (cp. Sk. vihṛti) broad, wide J. VI, 171 (=puthula C.). (Page 642)

2) Vihata, 1 (pp. of vihanati) struck, killed, destroyed, impaired It. 100 (where A. I, 164 reads vigata); J. VI, 171; Sdhp. 313, 425. (Page 642)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vihata (विहत).—p. p.

1) Struck completely, killed.

2) Hurt.

3) Opposed, impeded, resisted.

-taḥ A Jaina temple.

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

Vihata (विहत).—adj.-ppp., with karpāsa or kār°, lit. broken, dissolved cotton, i.e. probably cotton batting, cotton wool: vihataṃ kārpāsaṃ (v.l. kar°) ubhayatrāśraye saṃstarita- vyaṃ, tatra etāni aṇḍakāni…nikṣiptavyāni upari vihataṃ kārpāsaṃ (mss. kar°) tam ete mātṛkārthaṃ poṣiṣyati Mahāvastu i.273.3—4 (vihataṃ is read only in the second occurrence in one ms., but the other readings probably intend it).

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

Vihata (विहत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Opposed, impeded, resisted. 2. Hurt, killed. m.

(-taḥ) A Baud'dha or Jaina temple. E. vi, han to hurt or kill, aff. kta .

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

Vihata (विहत).—[adjective] torn open, struck, hurt, visited, afflicted; hindered, disturbed, warded off.

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

1) Vihata (विहत):—[=vi-hata] [from vi-han] mfn. torn up, furrowed, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] struck or beaten away or dashed out (of a person’s hand), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] struck or touched or visited by ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] warded off, repelled, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] rejected, repulsed, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] disturbed, impeded, [Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

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

Vihata (विहत):—[vi-hata] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. m. A Bauddha temple. a. Opposed; hurt.

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

Vihata (विहत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vihaya, Vihāḍa.

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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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