Adhastat, Adhastāt: 11 definitions


Adhastat means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

1) Adhastāt (अधस्तात्, “nadir”) represents one of the “two directions above and below” (paṭidisā in Pali), itself part of the “ten directions” (diś in Sanskrit or disā in Pali) according to an appendix included in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). Adhastāt, Adhas or Heṣṭhimā (?) is a Sanskrit word which is known in Pali as adho or heṭṭhimā, in Tibetan as ḥog and in Chinese as hia.

2) Adhastāt (अधस्तात्, “nadir”) or Adhas.—According to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra Chapter XV (the arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the ten directions), “in the region of the nadir (adhas), beyond universes as numerous as the sands of the Ganges and at the extreme limit of these universes, there is the universe called Houa (Padma); its Buddha is called Houa tö (Padmaśrī) and its bodhisattva Houa chang (Padmottara)”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Adhastāt (अधस्तात्).—adv. or prep. [अधर-अस्ताति, अध् आदेशः (adhara-astāti, adh ādeśaḥ) P.V.3.39-4.] Down, below, under, beneath, underneath &c. (with gen.), See अधः, अधस्तान्नोपदध्याच्च (adhaḥ, adhastānnopadadhyācca) Ms. 4.54; धर्मेण गमनमूर्ध्वं गमनमधस्ताद्भवत्यधर्मेण (dharmeṇa gamanamūrdhvaṃ gamanamadhastādbhavatyadharmeṇa) Sāṅkhya K; °तादागतः (tādāgataḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 3; तस्याधस्ताद्वयमपि रतास्तेषु पर्णोटजेषु (tasyādhastādvayamapi ratāsteṣu parṇoṭajeṣu) Uttararāmacarita 2.25; यस्य सर्वमेवाधस्ताद् गतं (yasya sarvamevādhastād gataṃ) K.289; gone to hell.

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

Adhastāt (अधस्तात्).—ind. 1. Down, downwards, underneath. 2. Behind. 3. Pudendum muliebre. E. adhara or adhas, and tāt aff.

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

Adhastāt (अधस्तात्).—[adhas-tāt] (the latter part is the original abl. of tad). I. adv. 1. Underneath, below. 2. Down, downward, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 54; to hell, 194. Ii. prepos. Under, with the gen. Iii. latter part of comp. adv. Under, [Pañcatantra] 141, 20.

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

Adhastāt (अधस्तात्).—[adverb] down, on the ground, from below; humbly, submissively; [preposition] underneath, below ([genetive], [ablative], or —°).

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

Adhastāt (अधस्तात्):—[from adhas] ind. = adhas q.v.

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

Adhastāt (अधस्तात्):—ind. The same as adhas in the three first meanings. It is used, like this word, in its two first meanings in the sense of a nominative, ablative and locative and may in its first meaning govern a noun in the genitive, more seldom in the ablative. See adhas. E. adh (considered as a substitute of adhara, but more probably the thematic form common to adhama, adhara, adhas and adhastāt), taddh. aff. astāti.

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

Adhastāt (अधस्तात्):—adv. Idem.

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

Adhastāt (अधस्तात्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ahattā.

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Adhastat 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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