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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

General Meaning[edit]

Vṛtti word, though it appears to be very simple, has as many as fourteen meanings or senses. Only a few of them can be given here. It means a vocation by which a person earns his livelihood. It may also mean behavior in general.

As per Sanskrit Literature[edit]

In Sanskrit literature, it stands for a simple commentary on a well-known treatise, especially in the form of sutras.

As per Yogasutras[edit]

In the Yogasutras,[1] the word stands for the modifications of the mind.

As per Drama Literature[edit]

In drama literature, it signifies a sentiment.


  1. Yogasutras 1.2,4, 5, 10
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore