Vilokita: 16 definitions


Vilokita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vilokita (विलोकित, “looking round”) also refers to a type of glance (dṛṣṭi), defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. Accordingly, the instructions for this glance are: “(eyeballs) in looking back”.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

A type of glance (or facial expression): Vilokita: looking back. Usage: things or places behind.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Vilokita (विलोकित) is the name of Vidyārāja (i.e., “wisdom king”) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Vilokita).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Vilokita (विलोकित) refers to a “glance”, 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 hostile Nāgas released winds, thunderbolts, etc.] “Then the Bhagavān entered the concentration called the Expanded Garuḍa Glance (vilokita), [also] called the Miracle of the Garland of Enveloping Flame. Immediately after he had entered the concentration, two rays shone forth. Merely upon shining forth, the bodies of all Nāgas flamed up”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vilokita in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vilokita : (pp. of viloketi) looked at; inspected.

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

Vilokita, (nt.) (pp. of viloketi) a look A. II, 104, 106 sq. 210; Pug. 44, 45; DA. I, 193; VvA. 6 (ālokita+). (Page 636)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vilōkita (विलोकित).—p S Beheld, viewed, contemplated: also seen.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vilōkita (विलोकित).—p Beheld, viewed; seen.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vilokita (विलोकित).—p. p.

1) Seen, observed, viewed, beheld.

2) Examined, thought about.

-tam 1 A look, glance; कृत इव मुग्धविलोकिनोपदेशः (kṛta iva mugdhavilokinopadeśaḥ) Ś.2.3.

2) Observation.

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

Vilokita (विलोकित).—nt., (1, as in Sanskrit, look, gaze: bhagavāṃ… nāga-°tena vilokayanto Mahāvastu iii.281.4; nāga-°tenāvalokya Mahāvyutpatti 6371; see ālokita-vi°, avalokita, vyavalokita, and āryamahāsiṃhavilokita;) (2) fig. (in this meaning = Sanskrit and Pali vilokana), consideration, reflection: (bodhisattvas tuṣitavarabhavanasthitaś catvāri) mahā-°tāni vilokayati sma…kāla-°taṃ dvīpa-°taṃ deśa-°taṃ kula-°taṃ Lalitavistara 19.7—9, and similarly Mahāvastu i.197.10—12; ii.1.1—3 (as to the time, continent, country, and family in which he is to be reborn for the last time).

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

Vilokita (विलोकित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Seen, beheld. 2. Examined. n.

(-taṃ) A look, a glance. E. vi before lokṛ to see, aff. kta .

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

Vilokita (विलोकित).—[neuter] look, glance; consideration.

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

1) Vilokita (विलोकित):—[=vi-lokita] [from vi-loka > vi-lok] mfn. looked at, seen, beheld etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. (in music) a kind of measure, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a look, glance, [Śakuntalā]

4) [v.s. ...] observation, examination, [Lalita-vistara]

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

Vilokita (विलोकित):—[vi-lokita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Seen.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vilokita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vilokita (विलोकित):—(a) seen, beholden, viewed.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vilōkita (ವಿಲೋಕಿತ):—[adjective] seen; observed.

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Vilōkita (ವಿಲೋಕಿತ):—

1) [noun] a look; a glance.

2) [noun] (dance.) a looking at the back.

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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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