Vyasta: 14 definitions


Vyasta 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 Vyast.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vyasta (व्यस्त).—Separated into its constituent elements; separated by a new insertion; a recital of the Vedic text by separating a coalesced vowel, which is looked upon as a fault of recital.

Vyakarana book cover
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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: University of Vienna: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Vyasta (व्यस्त) refers to “distress”, according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[This rite] should be employed by utterly glorious Sovereigns when they are in distress (vyasta-jātiprayojyaṃ vyastajātibhiḥ)—[for this rite] removes the three kinds of sorrow which begin with the one relating to oneself; causes the destruction of all afflictions; is marked by auspiciousness; destroys all enemies; pacifies (i.e. removes unwanted consequences of ritual mistakes etc.); is the cause of triumph; kills the Demons; brings about prosperities; subdues all; bestows the longest of lives; is meritorious; [and] was perfomed by ancient Kings”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Vyasta (व्यस्त) or Vyastatrairāśika refers to the “reverse rule of three”, as opposed to the regular Trairāśika (“rule of three”), which represents one of the twenty operations (logistics) of pāṭīgaṇita (“science of calculation which requires the use of writing material—the board”), according to Pṛthudakasvāmī’s commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta, a Sanskrit treatise on ancient Indian mathematics (gaṇita-śāstra) and astronomy from the 7th century.—The Hindu name for the Inverse Rule of Three is vyastatrairāśika (lit. “inverse rule of three terms”). After describing the method of the Rule of Three the Hindu writers remark that the operation should be reversed when the proportion is inverse.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyasta (व्यस्त).—p S Separate, several, distinct. 2 Of reversed or disturbed order. 3 Bewildered, confounded, perplexed. 4 Diffused throughout; present distributively; inherent severally and pervasively. A profound term of Hindu metaphysics. See vyaṣṭi & samaṣṭi.

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

vyasta (व्यस्त).—p Separate. Of reversed order. Bewildered.

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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

Vyasta (व्यस्त).—p. p.

1) Cast or thrown asunder, tossed about; विषज्योतिरुज्जृम्भणोट्टामरव्यस्तविस्तारिदोः खण्डपर्यासितक्ष्माधरम् (viṣajyotirujjṛmbhaṇoṭṭāmaravyastavistāridoḥ khaṇḍaparyāsitakṣmādharam) Māl. 5.23.

2) Dispersed, scattered; कल्पाक्षेपकठोरभैरवमरुद्- व्यस्तैरवस्तीर्यते (kalpākṣepakaṭhorabhairavamarud- vyastairavastīryate) Uttararāmacarita 5.14.

3) Dispelled, cast away.

4) Separated, divided, severed; ते युष्मासु समस्ताश्च व्यस्ताश्चैवेह सद्गुणाः (te yuṣmāsu samastāśca vyastāścaiveha sadguṇāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.1.32; चतुर्बुगेष्वथ व्यस्ता द्वापरादौ महर्षिभिः (caturbugeṣvatha vyastā dvāparādau maharṣibhiḥ) Bhāg. 12.6.46; Śiva-Mahimna 4; हिमवति जलधौ च व्यस्ततोयेव गङ्गा (himavati jaladhau ca vyastatoyeva gaṅgā) V.5.22.

5) Taken or considered separately, taken singly (opp. samasta); एभिः समस्तैरपि किमस्य किं पुनर्व्यस्तैः (ebhiḥ samastairapi kimasya kiṃ punarvyastaiḥ) Uttararāmacarita 5; तदस्ति किं व्यस्तमपि त्रिलोचने (tadasti kiṃ vyastamapi trilocane) Kumārasambhava 5.72.

6) Simple, uncompounded (as a word).

7) Manifold, different.

8) Removed, expelled; शस्त्रव्यस्तसमुद्रदत्तविषयं लब्ध्वा तपस्तप्यते (śastravyastasamudradattaviṣayaṃ labdhvā tapastapyate) Mv.2.19.

9) Agitated, troubled, confused.

1) Disordered, out of order, disarranged.

11) Reversed, upset.

12) Inverse (as ratio); ह्रदाम्भसि व्यस्तवधूकराहते रवं मृदङ्ग- ध्वनिधीरमुज्झति (hradāmbhasi vyastavadhūkarāhate ravaṃ mṛdaṅga- dhvanidhīramujjhati) Kirātārjunīya 8.43.

13) Pervading, inherent in.

-stam n. Rotation, turning; अयनपरिवृत्तिर्व्यस्तशब्देनोच्यते (ayanaparivṛttirvyastaśabdenocyate) ŚB. on MS.6.5.37.

-stam ind. Severally, separately, singly.

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

Vyasta (व्यस्त).—mfn.

(-staḥ-stā-staṃ) 1. Confounded, confused, bewildered. 2. Pervaded, penetrated, spread. 3. Present and essential, or inherent in all the parts of any thing, in opposition to the Samasta, or that which pervades the whole together. 4. Reverse, inverse. 5. Opposite. 6. Opposed to, set or struck against. 7. Tossed, thrown up or about. 8. Reversed, inverted. 9. Different, manifold. 10. Divided, severed. 11. Simple, uncompounded. E. vi severally, &c., as to be or pervade, aff. kta .

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

Vyasta (व्यस्त).—[adjective] torn asunder, shaken, tossed; divided, separated; separate, single, several, various; vyaste kāle sometimes, now and then.

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

1) Vyasta (व्यस्त):—[=vy-asta] [from vy-as] mfn. cut in pieces, dismembered (said of Vṛtra), [Ṛg-veda i, 32, 7] torn asunder, gaping, [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya]

2) [v.s. ...] severed, separated, divided, distinct (vy-aste kāle, ‘at different times’, ‘now and then’), single, simple, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] multiplied, various, manifold, [Prabodha-candrodaya; Kāvyādarśa]

4) [v.s. ...] opposed to, inverse, reverse (See [compound])

5) [v.s. ...] disordered, disarranged, confused, bewildered (See comp.)

6) [v.s. ...] scattered, dispersed, [Jyotiṣa; Uttararāma-carita]

7) [v.s. ...] expelled, removed, [Meghadūta]

8) [v.s. ...] spread, extended (See comp.)

9) [v.s. ...] changed, altered (See [compound])

10) [v.s. ...] inherent in or pervading all the several parts of anything (in [philosophy] opp. to sam-asta), penetrated, pervaded

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

Vyasta (व्यस्त):—[(staḥ-stā-staṃ) a.] Confounded; pervaded; inherent in every part; reversed; opposite; tossed about; perplexed.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vyasta (व्यस्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vattha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vyasta in German

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vyasta (व्यस्त) [Also spelled vyast]:—(a) busy, occupied, engaged; ~[] busyness, the state or quality of being busy/occupied.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vyasta (ವ್ಯಸ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] scattered; dispersed; strewn.

2) [adjective] separated; kept apart from.

3) [adjective] different; distinct.

4) [adjective] bewildered; confused.

5) [adjective] disordered; reversed; inverted.

6) [adjective] slipped down or away; escaped from.

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Vyasta (ವ್ಯಸ್ತ):—

1) [noun] a man who is alone, separated or keeping aloof from others.

2) [noun] that which is scattered, strewn disorderly.

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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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