Vistrita, Vistṛta: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vistṛta can be transliterated into English as Vistrta or Vistrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vistrat.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vistṛta (विस्तृत) refers to the “width” (of a maṇḍapa), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.38 (“Description of the dais or maṇḍapa”).—Accordingly, as Himavat prepared the wedding of Menā and Śiva: “[...] He called Viśvakarman and requested him to erect a large and spacious dais beautiful with side rostrums, altars etc. The dais, O celestial sage, was ten thousand Yojanas wide (vistṛta). It was wonderfully constructed and had all the characteristic features. All the mobile and immobile objects of the world were represented there with realistic appearance. Everything was wonderfully portrayed. The mobile objects presented there surpassed the immobile ones and the immobile ones surpassed the mobile ones in excellence. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vistṛta (विस्तृत).—(Viśruta)—a son of Devamīḍha and father of Mahādhṛti.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 13. 16.
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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Vistṛta (विस्तृत) refers to the “width” (of an object or a device), according to Kāśīnātha Upādhye’s Dharmasindhu, a commentary on the Rāma Daivajña’s Muhūrtacintāmaṇi (an astrological work).—Accordingly, “Now the setting up of the water clock [for measuring] the auspicious moment. The Sindhu declares that the water clock should be made of ten palas of copper, six aṅgulas high and twelve aṅgulas wide [i.e., vistṛta]. ‘[A vessel made of] half of twelve palas’ weight, in which a hole has been made [with a needle of] four māṣas of gold and four aṅgulas [in length], till it is filled by (?) one prastha of water’. [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vistṛta (विस्तृत).—p S Spread out, expanded, extended.

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

vistṛta (विस्तृत).—p Spread out, expanded.

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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

Vistṛta (विस्तृत).—p. p.

1) Diffused, spread, extended.

2) Broad, expanded.

3) Ample.

4) Diffuse, prolix.

5) Developed.

6) Far-sounding.

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

Vistṛta (विस्तृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Spread, diffused, extended. 2. Broad, expanded. 3. Ample. 4. Diffused. E. vi before stṛ to spread, aff. kta .

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

Vistṛta (विस्तृत).—[adjective] strewed, scattered, covered; spread, expanded, developed, broad, wide, ample, numerous, far-sounding.

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

1) Vistṛta (विस्तृत):—[=vi-stṛta] [from vi-stṛ] mfn. strewn or covered or furnished with ([compound]), [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] outstretched, expanded, opened wide, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] displayed, developed, [Bhartṛhari; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] extensive, broad, ample, wide, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] far-sounding, [Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] spread, diffused, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vistṛta (विस्तृत):—[vi-stṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Spread; diffused; wide; ample.

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

Vistṛta (विस्तृत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vitthaḍa, Vitthaya.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vistṛta (विस्तृत) [Also spelled vistrat]:—(a) expanded; commodious; voluminous; elaborate, detailed; lengthy; ~[ti] voluminousness; elaboration; expandedness, expansion; extent.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vistṛta (ವಿಸ್ತೃತ):—[adjective] broad; wide.

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Vistṛta (ವಿಸ್ತೃತ):—[noun] the quality of being broad or wide; breadth; width.

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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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