Vitatha: 16 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Vitatha (वितथ):—Another name for Bharadvāja (illicit son of Bṛhaspati and Manmatā). Because Bharadvāja was delivered (to Bharata) by the Marut demigods, he was known as Vitatha. He had a son who was named Manyu. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.1)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vitatha (वितथ).—Another name of hermit Dīrghatamas. This Vitatha was the foster-son of Bharata. (For further details see under Bharata 1 and Dīrghatamas).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Vitatha (वितथ).—A name for Bharadvāja, after his adoption by Bharata: father of Manyu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 49. 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 156; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 19. Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 1.

1b) A god to be worshipped in house building;1 before building a palace.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 253. 25.
  • 2) Ib. 255. 8; 268. 13.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vitatha (वितथ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.20) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vitatha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Vitatha (वितथ) refers to one of the 53 gods to be worshipped in the southern quarter and given pāyasa (rice boiled in milk) according to the Vāstuyāga rite in Śaktism (cf. Śāradātilaka-tantra III-V). The worship of these 53 gods happens after assigning them to one of the 64 compartment while constructing a Balimaṇḍapa. Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods (e.g., Vitatha).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vitatha : (adj.) false; untrue. (nt.) untruth.

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

Vitatha, (adj.) (vi+tatha; cp. Epic & Class. Sk. vitatha) untrue; nt. untruth D. II, 73 (na hi Tathāgatā vitathaṃ bhaṇanti); Sn. 9 sq.; Vv 5315 (=atatha, musā ti attho VvA. 240); J. V, 112; VI, 207; Ps. 104; DA. I, 62.—avitatha true S. II, 26; V, 430; Miln. 184; Sdhp. 530; DA. I, 65. (Page 620)

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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

vitatha (वितथ).—a S False, untrue: also unreal, unsubstantial, not extant or subsisting.

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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

Vitatha (वितथ).—a.

1) Untrue, false; आजन्मनो न भवता वितथं किलोक्तम् (ājanmano na bhavatā vitathaṃ kiloktam) Ve.3.13;5.41; R.9.8.

2) Vain, futile; as in वितथप्रयत्न (vitathaprayatna) R.2.42.

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

Vītatha (वीतथ).—adj. (m.c. for Sanskrit vi°), false: satya-vī°-pa-theṣu Gaṇḍavyūha 55.3 (verse).

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

Vitatha (वितथ).—mfn.

(-thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) False, untrue, vain, futile. E. vi implying reverse, tathya true, ac aff., and the semivowel rejected; or vi before, tam to desire, vathan aff., and ma rejected; also vitathya f.


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

Vitatha (वितथ).—[adjective] not so, false, in vain; [abstract] [feminine]

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

1) Vitatha (वितथ):—[=vi-tatha] [from vi] a See sub voce

2) [=vi-tatha] b mf(ā)n. ([from] vi + tathā, not so) untrue, false, incorrect, unreal, vain, futile ([instrumental case] ‘falsely’; thaṃ-√kṛ, ‘to revoke, annul’), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] free from ([ablative]), [Āpastamba]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Bharad-vāja, [Harivaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] of a [particular] class of domestic deities, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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

Vitatha (वितथ):—[vi-tatha] (thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) a. False.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vitatha (वितथ):—(2. vi + tathā)

1) adj. (f. ā) a) unwahr, falsch [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 5, 22. 3, 5, 15.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 265.] [Halāyudha 1, 144.] yaḥ praśnaṃ vitathaṃ brūyāt [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 94.] sākṣya [118.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 53.] pratijñā [Mahābhārata 1, 6842.] [Rāmāyaṇa 6, 85, 9.] pramāṇa [2, 116, 47.] vāc [Raghuvaṃśa 9, 8.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 15, 22.] prauḍhi [Spr. (II) 1162.] vādin Unwahrheit redend [Kathāsaritsāgara 26, 96. 31, 83.] vitathābhiniveśa [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 12, 5.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 134.] vitathena falsch [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 273.] a (s. auch bes.) nicht unwahr, ganz wahr, richtig [Mahābhārata 12, 4010.] [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 31, 15.] [Raghuvaṃśa 5, 26. 15, 95.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 9, 16.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 1, 2.] vārttā (so v. a. ehrlich) [19, 11.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 3, 17. 8, 17, 22.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 15, 81.] tadavitathamavādīryanmama priyeti [Sāhityadarpana 43, 9.] ityavitathaṃ vadan [Kathāsaritsāgara 24, 162.] saṃskṛtaprabhāṣin richtig [Suśruta 2, 532, 4.] ājñāmavitathāṃ kar so v. a. erfüllen [Spr. 745, v. l.] avitathena der Wahrheit gemäss [Mahābhārata 5 1692.] avitatham dass. [3, 11946.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 2, 37.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 28, 191.] — b) unnütz, vergeblich: bāṇa [Mahābhārata 8, 1062.] putrajanman [Harivaṃśa 1730.] āśā [Rāmāyaṇa.2, 75, 35.] prayatna [Raghuvaṃśa 2, 42. 7, 14.] icchā [Kathāsaritsāgara 45, 398.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 6, 10, 29. 7, 2, 48. 9, 20, 35. 39.] tadvitathaṃ kuryāt so v. a. annulliren [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 9, 83.] a nicht vergeblich: kriya (zu schreiben tathāvi) [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 47, 5.] avitathehita [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 18, 6. 8, 7, 8.] ativitatha [Gītagovinda 7, 5.] —

2) m. a) Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Bharadvāja [Harivaṃśa 1730. fgg.] Beiname Bharadvāja’s [Viṣṇupurāṇa 449.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 9, 21, 1.] — b) Name eines mythischen Wesens, dem bei der Eintheilung eines Hauses in Felder ein best. Platz gehört, [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 53, 44. 53. 63.]

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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

Vitatha (वितथ):—(a) false, untrue.

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