Vijita, aka: Vījita, Vijitā; 10 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Vijita (विजित) was a disciple of Kūrmanātha (his consort being Maṅgalājyotī), an incarnation of Siddhanātha in the second yuga, belonging to the Pūrvāmnāya (‘eastern doctrine’) tradition of Kula Śaivism, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya. Siddhanātha incarnates as a Kaula master in each of the four yugas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. Vijita. A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.

2. Vijita. One of the ministers of Vijaya, and founder of Vijitapura. Mhv.vii.45; Dpv.ix.32.

3. Vijita. A Sakyan prince, brother of Bhaddakaccana. He went to Ceylon, where he founded Vijitagama. Mhv.ix.10.

4. Vijita. A suburb of Pulatthipura, in which was Veluvana vihara. Cv.lxxiii.153; lxxviii.87; also Cv. Trs.ii.18, n. 3.

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1. Vijita. One of the five daughters of the third Okkaka and his queen Bhatta (Haittha). DA.i.258; SNA.i.352, etc.

2. Vijita. One of the palaces of Narada Buddha, before his Renunciation. Bu.x.19. BuA. (1531) calls it Vijita.

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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India history and geogprahy

1) Vijita is the name of a locality that was situated in Utarapura-atana: a sub-district of Upalabijaka, which existed in the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

2) Vijita refers to Vijitanagara (or Vijitagama, Vijitapura): the name of an ancient city in the Polonnaruva (Polonnaruwa) district of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Vijitagama or Vijitanagara or Vijitapura was a settlement said to have been founded by one of Vijaya’s Ministers, but a later tradition is that its founder was one of the brothers-in-law of Paṇḍuvāsudeva: the older Chronicle, the Dīpavaṃsa, does not name Vijita as one of the latter.

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Vijita.—(CII 1), dominions. Note: vijita is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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vijita : (pp. of vijināti) conquered; subdued. (nt.), a kingdom. || vījita (pp. of vījati), fanned.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vījita, (pp. of vījati) fanned Pv III, 117 (°anga). (Page 643)

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Vijita, (pp. of vijayati) 1. conquered, subdued, gained, won Sn. 46; SnA 352; DA. I, 160; PvA. 75, 76, 161. ‹-› Cp. nijjita.—2. (nt.) conquered land, realm, territory, kingdom J. I, 262; Vv 8120 (=desa VvA. 316); DhA. I, 386.

—aṅga at Pv III, 117 (PvA. 176) read vījit. ° —indriya one who has conquered his senses Sn. 250.—saṅgāma by whom the battle has been won, victorious D. II, 39; It. 76; Nd2 542; Pug. 68. (Page 617)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

vijita (विजित).—p S Conquered, overcome, defeated. 2 In law. Obtained through conquest or by gambling &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vijita (विजित).—p. p. Subdued, conquered, overcome, defeated.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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