Vinayanvita, Vinayānvita, Vinaya-anvita: 2 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vinayanvita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vinayānvita (विनयान्वित) refers to “being endowed with humility”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.1 (“The dalliance of Śiva”).—Accordingly, after the Gods spoke to Lord Viṣṇu: “[...] After going there in the company of the gods and me, the favourite deity of the gods went to the excellent resort of Śiva with a desire to see Śiva. Unable to see Him there, Viṣṇu and the gods became surprised. With humility (vinayānvita) he asked the Gaṇas of Śiva who were there. [Viṣṇu said]:—‘O Gaṇas of Śiva, where has Śiva, the lord of all gone? Sympathetically intimate this to us who are depressed’”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinayanvita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vinayānvita (विनयान्वित):—[=vi-nayānvita] [from vi-naya > vi-nī] 2. vi-nayānvita mfn. endowed with modesty, humble, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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