Vyavasthita: 17 definitions


Vyavasthita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Vyavasthit.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Vyavasthitā (व्यवस्थिता) refers to “establishment” (e.g., of the Goddess), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as the God Bhairava said to the Goddess:—“[...] You will have sons in (this) world (bhava) at the (right) time and they will be of my own nature. Then, assuming a (transcendental) state devoid of (phenomenal) qualities, abandon (your) virginity! The teaching concerning the Body of Kula is the practice of the transmission of the body of the Sacred Seats in the profane world of men and is how the goddess is established (vyavasthitā) (there)”.

2) Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित) refers to the “establishing” (of the universe), according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Akula is said to be the principle that, self-existent, does not require Kula in order to exist. It is Śiva, the supreme cause. Kula is that from which the universe arises. It is that in which it is established (vyavasthitayatra viśvaṃ vyavasthitam) and where it is dissolved away. That Kula is said to be Kaula”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित) refers to “(being) established (in the atimārga)”, according to the Svacchandatantra 11.182-184.—Accordingly, “It is called Atimārga because it is beyond the mental dispositions. It is taught as ‘atimārga’ because the doctrine is beyond the worlds. And the lokas are designated ‘bound souls’, in the cycle of birth and death. They who are established (vyavasthita) in the atimārga, [that is to say] the followers of the observance of the skull and the Pāśupatas, they are to be known as beyond them. There is no rebirth for them and they abide in [the reality of] Īśvara, in [the world of] Dhruva”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित) refers to “standing somewhere”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.14 (“The Gaṇas argue and wrangle”).—Accordingly, after Gaṇeśa obstructed Śiva’s Gaṇas: “Then the Gaṇas of Śiva went to Śiva who was standing (vyavasthita) at the distance of a Krośa from Kailāsa and spoke to him. Śiva ridiculed them all. The trident-armed great lord of fierce temperament spoke to his Gaṇas who professed to be heroes”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (tantric Buddhism)

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित) refers to “putting in place” (i.e., ‘visualising’), according to the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī by Vilāsavajra, which is a commentary on the Nāmasaṃgīti.—Accordingly, [while describing Ādibuddha]—“[...] He is tranquil, with the ornaments of a youth, in fine clothing, wearing about himself a many coloured garment. He has eight arms, holding at his heart with four hands the Śatasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitā divided into four parts, [and] carrying, in each of the other four hands, a sword of wisdom in the gesture of striking. [All this is to be] put in place [i.e. visualised] (vyavasthitavyavasthitaṃ bhāvayet) via the yoga of the four Buddha-thrones”.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित) refers to “existing”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Also, fool, having passed beyond their own nature, all beings who reside in the three worlds exist (vyavasthita) separately at all times”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vyavasthita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित).—p S Arranged, adjusted, orderly disposed, regularly or harmoniously constructed or connected;--used of things, affairs, systems, schemes. 2 Orderly, regular, methodical--a person.

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

vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित).—p Arranged, adjusted. Orderly.

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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

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

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित).—p. p.

1) Placed in order, adjusted, arranged.

2) Settled, fixed; किं व्यवस्थितविषयाः क्षात्रधर्माः (kiṃ vyavasthitaviṣayāḥ kṣātradharmāḥ) Uttararāmacarita 5.

3) Decided, determined, declared by law; धर्म एव परः कामादर्थाच्चेति (dharma eva paraḥ kāmādarthācceti) (narāḥ) व्यवस्थिताः (vyavasthitāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.1.5.

4) Stood aside, separated.

5) Extracted.

6) Based on, resting on.

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

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित).—(in this meaning Pali vavatthita, not recorded in Sanskrit in the ppp.), separated, not in conjunction: nakṣa- trāṇi °tāni Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.82.12.

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

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Separated, distant. 2. Extracted. 3. Invariable, constant. 4. Appointed. 5. Declared, decreed. 6. Staying or fixed in or on. 7. Adjusted. E. vi and ava before sthā to be, aff. kta .

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

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित).—[adjective] being in a state or position, situated, standing or being in, resting or dependent on, sticking to ([locative] or —°); settled, fixed, limited, constant; existing, appearing as ([nominative], [instrumental], [gerund], [adverb], or —°).

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

1) Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित):—[=vy-avasthita] [from vyava-sthā] mfn. placed in order, drawn up (in battle), [Bhagavad-gītā]

2) [v.s. ...] placed, laid, put, stationed situated, standing or being in or on or at ([locative case] or [compound]), [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] standing on the side of taking part with ([compound]), [Dhūrtasamāgama]

4) [v.s. ...] contained in ([locative case]), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

5) [v.s. ...] used in the meaning of ([locative case]), signifying (as a word), [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] one who has waited or stayed, [Mahābhārata]

7) [v.s. ...] based or dependent on ([locative case]), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Mālatīmādhava] resolved upon ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] persevering in, sticking or adhering to ([locative case] or [compound]; with vākye, ‘abiding in what is said’, ‘obeying’), [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc. intent upon, caring for ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata]

9) [v.s. ...] settled, established, fixed, exactly determined, quite peculiar or restricted to ([locative case] or [compound]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

10) [v.s. ...] constant, unchanging, [Suśruta]

11) [v.s. ...] existing, present, [Mahābhārata; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

12) [v.s. ...] proving, turning out or appearing as ([nominative case] or [instrumental case] or [indeclinable participle] or [adverb]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

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

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित):—[vyava-sthita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Separated; distant; extracted; fixed.

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

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Vavaṭṭhia, Vavatthia.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vyavasthita (व्यवस्थित) [Also spelled vyavasthit]:—(a) systematic, in order, methodical; settled, provided (for); ~[ti] systematisation; system, method.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vyavasthita (ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಿತ):—

1) [adjective] arranged in an orderly way; organised; managed.

2) [adjective] made plans for; planned.

3) [adjective] brought into being; established.

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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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