Vrati, Vratī: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vratī (व्रती).—A sham heretic.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 14. 41.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows
Vrati (व्रति, “votary”) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 7.18, “The votary is free from stings”. Who is called a votary (vrati)? The one who observes vows and is free from thorns or stings (śalya) is called a votary. What is meant by stings? An entity which causes misery to the soul like thorn to the body is called sting. How many types of stings are there? Stings are of three types namely deceit, perverted faith and ‘desire for enjoyment of pleasure’.
According to the Tattvārthasūtra 7.19, can we call a person who observes only one of the vows as a votary (vrati)? No, as a votary is one who practises all the five vows partially or completely.
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
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vratī (व्रती).—a That is holding some reli- gious observance.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Vratī (व्रती):—(a and nm) (one who is) observing a fast/vow, one who takes a pledge; engaged in religious observance.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a person observing strictly some moral, ethical principles.
2) [noun] a person observing a vow, engaged in a religious or pious observance.
3) [noun] a person who leads a life of contemplation and rigorous self-denial for religious purposes; an ascetic.
4) [noun] a person who is engaged in a religious sacrifice.
5) [noun] a jaina monk.
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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Search found 11 books and stories containing Vrati, Vratī; (plurals include: Vratis, Vratīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 7.18 - The votary is free from stings (śalya) < [Chapter 7 - The Five Vows]
Verse 7.19 - Classification of votaries (vratī) < [Chapter 7 - The Five Vows]
Verse 6.12 - The nature of Pleasant-feeling Karmas < [Chapter 6 - Influx of Karmas]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.188 < [Section XXX - Rules to be observed by the Religious Student]
Verse 11.224 < [Section XXIX - Description of the Expiatory Penances]
Verse 5.90 < [Section IX - Other forms of Impurity]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXVIII - Various Vratas described < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXXIX - The Pratipad Vratas < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)