Vivarjita: 8 definitions

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Vivarjita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vivarjita in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vivarjita (विवर्जित) means “free from”, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “The Great God—Mahādeva—is beyond Śakti, supreme bliss, free of qualities and supports [i.e., guṇāśraya-vivarjita], unchanging, supreme, pure, free of cause and (without) example, present within all existing things, beyond the Void, free of defects, omnipresent, the doer of all things, free, full of nectar and, unconditioned, is present in all living beings. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vivarjita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vivarjita (विवर्जित) refers to “absence” (of mother and father), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.8.—Accordingly, Sage Nārada said to Menā:—“O Menā, O king of mountains, this daughter of yours has all auspicious signs. Like the first digit of the moon she will increase day by day. She will delight her husband, and heighten the glory of her parents. She will be a great chaste lady. She will grant bliss to everyone always. I see all good signs in the palm of your daughter, O lord of mountains. There is an abnormal line also. Listen to the indication thereof. Her husband will be a naked Yogin, without any qualities. He will be free from lust. He will have neither mother nor father [i.e., vivarjitamātṛtātavivarjitaḥ]. He will be indifferent to honours. His dress and manners will be inauspicious”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vivarjita in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

1) Vivarjita (विवर्जित) refers to “absence (of observances or worship)”, according to the Siddhayogeśvarīmata chapter 10.—Accordingly, “[The Goddess spoke]:—I have previously asked you about the Doctrine of the Yoginīs (Siddhayogeśvarīmata), O God, which helps to make mantras effective without any observances or worship (vrata-yāga-vivarjita). However, you have asserted, O God, that success depends on the ancillary mantras; therefore, tell me briefly about how to practise the observances associated with them. [...]”.

2) Vivarjita (विवर्जित) refers to “rejecting (the receipt of gifts)”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 9.—Accordingly, “[...] [The Lord spoke]:—[...] In the left hand, he should hold a winnowing fan in the observance of Ardhanārīśvara. Adopting this observance he should eat alms, keep his senses under control, be devoted to regular obligatory recitation and oblation, rejecting the receipt of gifts (pratigraha-vivarjita). He should venerate God three times [a day] and perform ablutions three times [a day]. Eating vegetables and barley-gruel, eating bulbs, roots and fruits, for one month. [...]”.

3) Vivarjitā (विवर्जिता) refers to “avoids (a particular path)”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Devī spoke]:—O God, what kind of a woman is a Yoginī? Who is Māyā and who is Pāśavī? Tell me, O Bhairava, the pros and cons of having sex with them. [Bhairava spoke]:—A woman who is on the Kula Path [of the Yoginī clans], who avoids the path of bound souls (paśumārga-vivarjitā) [i.e. the path of the uninitiated], who is elevated by intoxication induced by liquor, and is free of the bonds that fetter the soul, and whose mind is filled with the bliss of wine, is [called] a Yoginī in Śiva’s teaching”.

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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.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vivarjita in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Vivarjita (विवर्जित) refers to “(one who is) free from (the views of two extremes)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then, the bodhisatva, the great being, Gaganagañja addressed himself to the Lord: [...] (23) [How are Bodhisattvas] skilled in knowing the entrance into the dependent origination, and free from all views of two extremes (sarvāntadvaya-dṛṣṭi-vivarjita)? (24) [How do the Bodhisattvas see] the suchness without any differentiation between knowledge (jñāna) and skillful means as sealed with the seal of the Tathāgata? [...]’”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vivarjita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vivarjita (विवर्जित).—p. p.

1) Left, abandoned.

2) Shunned.

3) Deprived of, destitute of, without (usually in comp.); प्रधानोऽप्यप्रधानः स्याद्यदि सेवाविवर्जितः (pradhāno'pyapradhānaḥ syādyadi sevāvivarjitaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.34.

4) Given, distributed.

5) That from which anything is subtracted; diminished by.

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

Vivarjita (विवर्जित).—[adjective] abandoned by, destitute of, free from, -less ([instrumental] or —°); left out —, not including (—°).

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

1) Vivarjita (विवर्जित):—[=vi-varjita] [from vi-varjaka > vi-vṛj] mfn. avoided, left, abandoned by, destitute or deprived of, free or exempt from ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Upaniṣad; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) that from which anything is excluded, excepting, excluding, [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] that from which anything is subtracted, diminished by, [Gaṇitādhyāya]

4) [v.s. ...] distributed, given, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vivarjita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vivarjita (ವಿವರ್ಜಿತ):—[adjective] left; abandon; reliquished.

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Vivarjita (ವಿವರ್ಜಿತ):—[noun] a relinquishing, abandoning or being relinquished, abandoned; relinquishment; abandonment.

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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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