Vitata, Vitatā, Vitātā: 21 definitions
Vitata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Vitat.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Vitata (वितत, “spread-up”) refers to one of the five types of flower-garlands (mālya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Mālya represents one of the four types of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.
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).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha
Vitatā (वितता) is the name of a Mātṛkā-Śakti created by Mahārudra in order to control the plague of demons created by Andhakāsura.—Accordingly, Andhaka-Asura tried to kidnap Umā (Devī Pārvatī), and was fiercely attacked by Mahārudra who shot arrows at him from his mahāpināka. when the arrows pierced the body of Andhakāsura, drops of blood fell to earth and from those drops, thousands of Andhakas arose. To control this plague of demons, Mahārudra created Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vitatā] and ordered them to drink the blood of the demons and drain them dry.Source: Kamakoti Mandali: Nrisimha matrika-mandala
1) Vitatā (वितता) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vitatā]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.
2) Vitatā (वितता) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vitatā]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)
Vitata (वितत) refers to “extended”, according to Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 1.5.6.—Accordingly, “[...] If, on the other hand, external objects are only atoms that are partless [and] aggregated, even so, a pot, which appears in a [spatially] extended form (vitata-rūpatva), necessarily appears as having [different] parts [respectively located in the] east, west, etc.; and [this spatial extendedness] is not possible if [this pot] is thus made of atoms[, since by definition an atom cannot have different parts] [...]”.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Vitata (वितत) refers to “spreading out” (one’s gaze), according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] The gaze [which is initially] spread out (vitata) in all directions very gradually becomes inward. [Then, the yogin] sees himself through himself in the spotless mirror of the highest reality. At first, the gaze goes forth [and] is fixed on anything. Having become steady on that very [thing], it gradually disappears. [...]”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)
Vitata (वितत) refers to the “casting (of the cord)”, according to the Bhūśalyasūtrapātananimittavidhi section of Jagaddarpaṇa’s Ācāryakriyāsamuccaya, a text within Tantric Buddhism dealing with construction manual for monasteries etc.—Accordingly, “[...] If [some other man] who stands beside the donor announces a [creature’s] name while a cord is being cast (sūtra-vitata), then there is an impure substance, i.e. a bone of the creature of the name beneath the site on which the donor is standing. [...]”.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Vitata (वितत) refers to “overspread (by a canopy)” (suitable for performing rituals), according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy (nīla-vitāna-vitata), shaded by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [being] a prophet of the Law, seated on a blue seat, fasting according to the aṣṭāṅga, with well-washed limbs, clad in pure raiment, anointed with fragrant odour, wearing the three white stripes, he must recite it for a day and night continuously facing the east; [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living
Vitata (वितत) refers to one of the four types of contrived sound (prāyogika) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.24.—What is the meaning of vitata sound? It is the sound produced by stringed musical instruments e.g. violin, vīṇā etc.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vitata : (pp. of vitanoti) stretched; extended; diffused.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vitata, (pp. of vitanoti) stretched, extended, diffused S. I, 207; Sn. 272, 669 (v. l. vitthata); J. I, 356 (tanta° where the strings were stretched); Miln. 102, 307; Mhvs 17, 31 (vallīhi v.) — nt. vitata a drum (with leather on both sides) VvA. 37. (Page 620)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vitata (वितत).—p S Stretched, spread, expanded, extended.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vitata (वितत).—p. p.
1) Spread out, extended, stretched; अमुं यज्ञं विततमेयाय (amuṃ yajñaṃ vitatameyāya) Ch. Up.1.1.7.
2) Elongated, large, long, broad; विततवपुषा महाहिना (vitatavapuṣā mahāhinā) Kirātārjunīya 12.22; भवति वितत- श्वासोन्नाहप्रणुन्नपयोधरम् (bhavati vitata- śvāsonnāhapraṇunnapayodharam) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.15.
3) Performed, accomplished, effected; विततयज्ञः (vitatayajñaḥ) Ś.7.34.
6) Gone away; शब्दवेध्यं च विततम् (śabdavedhyaṃ ca vitatam) Rām 1.5. 2.
7) Drawn (as a bow string).
8) Bent (as a bow); (see tan with vi).
-tam 1 Any stringed instrument, such as a lute &c.
2) A shoot, tendril (pratāna); विचिताश्च महागुल्मा लताविततसंतताः (vicitāśca mahāgulmā latāvitatasaṃtatāḥ) Rām.4.47.12.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Stretched, spread, expanded. 2. Pervaded, diffused. 3. Lengthened. 4. Large, broad. 5. Covered. 6. Performed. n.
(-taṃ) Any stringed instrument. E. vi before, tata stretched.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vitata (वितत).—[adjective] spread out, extended, covered with ([instrumental] or —°); extensive, broad, wide, [neuter] [adverb]; [abstract] tva† [neuter] extent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vitata (वितत):—[=vi-tata] a etc. See below.
2) [=vi-tata] [from vi-tan] b mfn. spread out, extended etc.
3) [v.s. ...] diffused, drawn (as a bow-string), [Ṛg-veda]
4) [v.s. ...] bent (as a bow), [Rāmāyaṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] covered, filled, [Harivaṃśa]
6) [v.s. ...] prepared (as a road), [Atharva-veda]
7) [v.s. ...] extensive, far-spreading, broad, wide (am ind.), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.
8) [v.s. ...] n. any stringed instrument (such as a lute etc.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vitata (वितत):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Stretched; pervaded; lengthened. n. Any stringed instrument.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vitata (वितत) [Also spelled vitat]:—(a) spread out, extended; drawn (as a bow-string); hence [vitati] (nf).
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Vitata (वितत) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Vitata.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] spread out; extended; diffused.
2) [adjective] good; excellent.
3) [adjective] prepared; readied; made.
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Vitata (ವಿತತ):—[noun] any stringed instrument.
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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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.115.4 < [Sukta 115]
Rig Veda 5.54.11 < [Sukta 54]
Rig Veda 9.83.2 < [Sukta 83]
Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
Text 9.41 [snake diagram] < [Chapter 9 - Ornaments of Sound]
Text 7.85 < [Chapter 7 - Literary Faults]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 5.24 - The modes of the matter (pudgala-paryāya) < [Chapter 5 - The Non-living Substances]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)