Vyakta; 12 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Vyakta (व्यक्त, “distinct”) refers to one of the ten good qualities (guṇa) of a song (gīta), according to the Saṅgītaśiromaṇi 14.75-76, where they are commonly known as the gītaguṇa. The Saṅgītaśiromaṇi (“crest-jewel of music”) is a 15th-century Sanskrit work on Indian musicology (gāndharvaśāstra). Accordingly, “the song is distinct (vyakta), when its syllables clearly show its basic pattern”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Saṅgītaśiromaṇi
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1a) Vyakta (व्यक्त).—The second form of Parabrahmam.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 2. 15, 18.

1b) The absolute, developed out of avyakta;1 swallowed by avyakta in the stage of Pratyāhara;2 of five characteristics;3 seen by tarka and yoga as also by pratyāhara, dhyāna and tapas.4

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 211.
  • 2) Ib. 102. 2.
  • 3) Ib. 34. 37.
  • 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 115, 213; 3. 107-8; 4. 71.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Vyakta (व्यक्त).—Distinctly perceived i e. perceived with reference to the individual referred to, which enables the speaker to apply the specific affixes in the sense of gender and number; cf. प्रातिपदिकं चाप्युपदिष्टुं सामान्यभूतेर्थे वर्तते । सामान्ये वर्तमानस्य व्यक्तिरुपजायते । व्यक्तस्य सतो लिङ्गसंख्याभ्यामन्वितस्य बाह्यनार्थेन योगो भवति । (prātipadikaṃ cāpyupadiṣṭuṃ sāmānyabhūterthe vartate | sāmānye vartamānasya vyaktirupajāyate | vyaktasya sato liṅgasaṃkhyābhyāmanvitasya bāhyanārthena yogo bhavati |) M.Bh. on P.I.1.57.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Vyakta (व्यक्त) refers to “images in manifest form” and represents a classification of Hindu images, as defined in the texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The images are again classified into vyakta or manifest form, vyaktāvyakta or manifest and non-manifest form, and avyakta or non-manifest form.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Vyakta (व्यक्त).—Material creation when it is manifested from the total energy of mahat-tattva.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Vyakta (व्यक्त) is the name of the fourth gaṇadhara (group-leader) of Mahāvīra.—Ārya Vyakta was a Brahmin belonging to the Kollāga province and of Bhāradwāja gotra. His mother’s name was Vārūṇī and father’s name was Dhanamitra. His belief was that the whole world is an illusion and only Brahma is the truth. Impressed by Lord Mahāvīra’s sermon he along with his 500 students took initiation as a mendicant at the age of 50. After 11 years as a mendicant, he attained pure knowledge. He remained a kevalī for 18 years. In the Lord's lifetime after one month’s fast he attained liberation at the age of 80 at Guṇaśīla-caitya.

All these gaṇadharas (for example, Vyakta) were Brahmins by caste and Vedic scholars. After taking initiation, they all studied the 11 Aṅgas. Hence, all of them had the knowledge of the 14 pūrvas and possessed special attainments (labdhis).

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra
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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.

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India history and geogprahy

Vyakta.—(CII 1), experienced. Note: vyakta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

vyakta (व्यक्त).—a S That has an absolute and a distinct being; that is manifest to or can be apprehended by the senses. Ex. avyaktabramhāpāsūna hā vyaktaprapañca jhālā. 2 Clear, plain, evident, manifest, conspicuous, perspicuous. 3 Articulate--utterance, a sound. 4 Known, i. e. of known numbers or quantities--arithmetic; as opposed to avyakta (gaṇita) arithmetic of unknown quantities (algebra).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyakta (व्यक्त).—a Clear. Articulate. Known.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Vyakta (व्यक्त).—p. p.

1) Manifested, displayed.

2) Developed, created; व्यक्तो व्यक्तेतरश्चासि प्राकाभ्यं ते विभूतिषु (vyakto vyaktetaraścāsi prākābhyaṃ te vibhūtiṣu) Ku.2.11.

3) Evident, manifest, clear, plain, distinct, clearly visible; व्यक्तेऽपि वासरे नित्यं दौर्गत्यतमसावृतः (vyakte'pi vāsare nityaṃ daurgatyatamasāvṛtaḥ) Pt.2.96.

4) Specified, known, distinguished.

5) Individual.

6) Wise, learned.

7) Ved. Adorned, decorated.

-ktaḥ 1 Name of Viṣṇu.

2) Heat.

3) A learned man.

-ktam 1 That which is developed as the product of अव्यक्त (avyakta) q. v.

2) Manifestation; कार्यव्यक्तेन करणे कालो भवति हेतुमान् (kāryavyaktena karaṇe kālo bhavati hetumān) Mb.12. 211.11.

3) A तत्त्व (tattva); पुरुषः प्रकृतिर्व्यक्तमहङ्कारो नभोऽनिलः । ज्योतिरापः क्षितिरिति तत्त्वान्युक्तानि मे नव (puruṣaḥ prakṛtirvyaktamahaṅkāro nabho'nilaḥ | jyotirāpaḥ kṣitiriti tattvānyuktāni me nava) || Bhāg.11.22.14.

-ktam ind. Clearly, evidently, certainly.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyakta (व्यक्त).—adj. (= Pali vyatta), wise, learned, clever: paṇḍito vyakto medhāvī SP 320.6; Divy 108.9; 110.5; Dbh 61.15; vyaktau paṇḍitau medhāvinau Divy 318.18; others Mvy 2898; SP 46.3; Mv i.205.7 = ii.9.3 vyaktā- yāṃ (loc. f.); ii.37.11; LV 25.11 vyaktāyā(ḥ); 377.13; Divy 202.12. See also avyakta.

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