Adhahstha, Adhaḥstha, Adhas-stha: 8 definitions


Adhahstha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Adhahstha in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Adhaḥstha (अधःस्थ) refers to “that which is situated below”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The moon (candra) is always below (nearer to the Earth than) [i.e., adhaḥstha] the sun. It is spherical in shape. One half of it is always illumined by the light of the sun, while the other half is dark owing to its own shadow, just like a pot placed in the sun. The rays of the sun falling on the watery moon remove the darkness of the night (on Earth) just in the same way as light reflected from a mirror (placed in the sun) removes the darkness (from) within a room”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Adhaḥstha (अधःस्थ).—a. situated below,

Adhaḥstha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms adhas and stha (स्थ). See also (synonyms): adhaḥsthita.

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

Adhaḥstha (अधःस्थ).—mfn.

(-stha-sthā-sthaṃ) 1. Below. 2. Inferior. E. adhas, and stha what stays.

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

Adhaḥstha (अधःस्थ).—[adjective] being below.

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

1) Adhaḥstha (अधःस्थ):—[=adhaḥ-stha] [from adhas] mfn. placed low or below

2) [v.s. ...] inferior.

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

Adhaḥstha (अधःस्थ):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-sthaḥ-sthā-stham) 1) Below.

2) Inferior. E. adhas and stha.

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

Adhaḥstha (अधःस्थ):—[adhaḥ-stha] (sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) a. Below.

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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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