Adushta, Aduṣṭa: 8 definitions


Adushta 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.

The Sanskrit term Aduṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Adusta or Adushta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aduṣṭa (अदुष्ट) refers to one who is “who is free from defects” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.26. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] after duly saluting Śiva along with the devas, Nandin, the attendant of Śiva who had heard the words of Dakṣa, was very furious and rolled his eyes. With an intention to curse him, he immediately spoke to Dakṣa. Nandīśvara said:—‘[...] O Dakṣa, of wicked intentions (durmati), in vain did you curse him by your inconsiderate rashness as a Brahmin. The great lord Śiva who is free from defects (aduṣṭa), has in vain been ridiculed by you’”.

Purana book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Aduṣṭa (अदुष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Unspoiled, unvitiated. 2. Good, virtuous E. a neg. duṣṭa bad.

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

Aduṣṭa (अदुष्ट).—[adjective] not bad or wicked.

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

1) Aduṣṭa (अदुष्ट):—[=a-duṣṭa] mfn. not vitiated, not bad, not guilty, [Manu-smṛti viii, 388]

2) [v.s. ...] innocent.

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

Aduṣṭa (अदुष्ट):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭam) 1) Unspoiled, unvitiated.

2) Not very sinful, not wicked.

3) Good, virtuous. E. a neg. and duṣṭa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Adushta 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aduṣṭa (ಅದುಷ್ಟ):—[adjective] not having ill intention; honest; upright; having no shortcomings in one’s nature.

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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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