Vihetha, Viheṭha: 7 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Viheṭha (विहेठ) refers to “causing hurt (to the beings in Jambudvīpa)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after as the afflicted Nāgas said to the Bhagavān]: “O Bhagavān, we are destroyed, we are cursed by the curse of the Ṛṣi, we are burnt, O Bhagavān, we are consumed (saṃdagdha) by the fire of the curse of the Ṛṣi. O Bhagavān, we shall not hurt (viheṭha-yāma) the beings in Jambudvīpa again. O Bhagavān, we will not destroy crops, leaves, flowers and fruits again. We will ward off all pests”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viheṭha (विहेठ).—

1) Hurt, injury.

2) Afflicting, harassing.

Derivable forms: viheṭhaḥ (विहेठः).

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

Viheṭhā (विहेठा).—(to prec.), injury, doing harm: °ṭhā-vihiṃsā-(in [compound]) Gaṇḍavyūha 169.6, and neg. a-vi° 8; °ṭhā, n. sg., Lalitavistara 52.8; 277.3; 396.2; 411.11; acc. °ṭhām Mahāvastu ii.409.6; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 402.1; Bodhisattvabhūmi 19.26; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 73.14 (so best ms., Nobel °ṭhaṃ, but I know of no stem viheṭha in prose); m.c. °ṭha (mss. °tha) Lalitavistara 50.8 (verse); m.c. °ṭha-saṃjña ([bahuvrīhi] adj.) Lalitavistara 400.19 and Mahāvastu iii.319.5, 6 (verses; Mahāvastu mss. very corrupt, Senart's em. not wholly sound; compare Pali SN i.138.22—25, especially 24).

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

Viheṭha (विहेठ).—m.

(-ṭhaḥ) Hurting, injury. E. vi before heṭh to annoy, aff. ac .

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

Viheṭha (विहेठ):—[=vi-heṭha] [from vi-heṭh] m. hurt, injury, [ib.]

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

Viheṭha (विहेठ):—[vi-heṭha] (ṭhaḥ) 1. m. Hurting, injury.

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Vihetha 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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