Vratya, Vrātya: 12 definitions
Vratya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Vraty.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vrātya (व्रात्य).—m (S) An adult Brahman of whom the investiture with the sacred thread has never been solemnized. 2 Popularly. A vile, mischievous, troublesome, hateful, pestilent child.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
vrātya (व्रात्य).—m An adult brāhmaṇa without the in- vestiture of a sacred thread.
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
Vrātya (व्रात्य).—[vrātāt samūhāt cyavati yat]
1) A man of the first three classes who has lost his caste owing to the nanperformance of the principal Saṃskāras or purificatory rites (especially investiture with the sacred thread) over him, an outcast; सावित्रीपतिता व्रात्या भवन्त्यार्यविगर्हिताः (sāvitrīpatitā vrātyā bhavantyāryavigarhitāḥ) Ms.2. 39; सौराष्ट्रावन्त्याभीराश्च शूरा अर्बुदमालवाः । व्रात्या द्विजा भविष्यन्ति शूद्रप्राया जनाधिपाः (saurāṣṭrāvantyābhīrāśca śūrā arbudamālavāḥ | vrātyā dvijā bhaviṣyanti śūdraprāyā janādhipāḥ) Bhāg.12.1.38; भवत्या हि व्रात्याधमपतित- पाखण्डपरिषत्परित्राणस्नेहः (bhavatyā hi vrātyādhamapatita- pākhaṇḍapariṣatparitrāṇasnehaḥ) G. L.37.
2) A low or vile person in general; vagrant.
3) A man of a particular inferior tribe (the descendant of a Śūdra father and Kṣatriya mother).
-tyā The daughter of an outcast.
Derivable forms: vrātyaḥ (व्रात्यः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tyaḥ) 1. A Brahman, or man of the three first classes, in whose youth the customary observances have been omitted, and who has not received his investiture with the sacred thread. 2. A low person. f.
(-tyā) A female of a fallen Brahman. E. vrāta, ya aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vrātya (व्रात्य).—i. e. vrāta + ya, I. m. An outcaste, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 39. Ii. f. yā, The daughter of an outcaste, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 373.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vratya (व्रत्य).—1. [adjective] obedient, faithful ([genetive]).
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Vratya (व्रत्य).—2. [adjective] belonging to or fit for a vow or religious observance; [masculine] partaker of it.
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Vrātya (व्रात्य).—[masculine] vagrant, tramp, outcast; [abstract] tā† [feminine]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vratya (व्रत्य):—[from vrata] mfn. obedient, faithful (with [genitive case]), [Ṛg-veda]
2) [v.s. ...] (vratya), suitable or belonging to or fit for a religious observance, engaged in a rel° obs°, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???]
3) [v.s. ...] n. food suitable for a fast-day, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
4) Vrātya (व्रात्य):—[from vrāta] m. a man of the mendicant or vagrant class, a tramp, out-caste, low or vile person (either a man who has lost caste through non-observance of the ten principal Saṃskāras, or a man of a [particular] low caste descended from a Śūdra and a Kṣatriyā; [according to] to some ‘the illegitimate son of a Kṣatriya who knows the habits and intentions of soldiers’; in [Atharva-veda xv, 8, 1; 9, 1], the Rājanyas and even the Brāhmans are said to have sprung from the Vrātya who is identified with the Supreme Being, [probably] in glorification of religious mendicancy; [according to] to [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra] vrātya is used in addressing a guest), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.
5) Vrātyā (व्रात्या):—[from vrātya > vrāta] f. a female Vrātya, [Manu-smṛti viii, 373]
6) [v.s. ...] a vagrant life, [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa]
7) Vrātya (व्रात्य):—[from vrāta] mfn. belonging to the Vrata called Mahā-vrata (q.v.), [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vrātya (व्रात्य):—(tyaḥ) 1. m. A brāhman disqualified for being invested.
[Sanskrit to German]
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
Vrātya (व्रात्य) [Also spelled vraty]:—(nm) a pagan, a non-Aryan; ~[vāda] paganism.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a man who has not undergone religious sacrament.
2) [noun] a male offspring of a śudra man and a kṣatriya woman.
3) [noun] a wicked, depraved man.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Vratyabhava, Vratyabruva, Vratyacarana, Vratyacarya, Vratyacharya, Vratyadhana, Vratyagana, Vratyastoma, Vratyata, Vratyataprayashcittanirnaya, Vratyatashuddhi, Vratyatva, Vratyayajaka, Vratyayajna.
Full-text (+38): Vratyastoma, Ekavratya, Vratyabruva, Avratya, Vratyata, Vratyacarya, Nicchivi, Vagdushta, Vratyayajaka, Vratyagana, Vratyabhava, Vratyadhana, Vratyayajna, Vratyatva, Vratyacarana, Daurvratya, Savitripatita, Savitriparibhrashta, Durvrata, Avratyopacara.
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.39 < [Section XIII - Initiation (upanayana)]
Verse 8.373 < [Section XLVI - Adultery]
Verse 11.191 < [Section XXI - Expiation for the Neglect of ‘Sāvitrī’]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Baudhayana Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter XCIV - Initiation with the holy thread the study of the Vedas < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter XCVI - Origin of mixed castes < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter CV - Rites of atonement (Prayaschitta) < [Agastya Samhita]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 7 - Distinction Between Sons < [Book 3 - Concerning Law]
Chapter 6 - Special Shares in Inheritance < [Book 3 - Concerning Law]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)