Antahpratishthana, Antaḥpratiṣṭhāna, Antar-pratishthana: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Antaḥpratiṣṭhāna can be transliterated into English as Antahpratisthana or Antahpratishthana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antaḥpratiṣṭhāna (अन्तःप्रतिष्ठान).—residence in the interior.

Derivable forms: antaḥpratiṣṭhānam (अन्तःप्रतिष्ठानम्).

Antaḥpratiṣṭhāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and pratiṣṭhāna (प्रतिष्ठान).

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

Antaḥpratiṣṭhāna (अन्तःप्रतिष्ठान):—[=antaḥ-pratiṣṭhāna] [from antaḥ] n. residence in the interior.

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

Antaḥpratiṣṭhāna (अन्तःप्रतिष्ठान):—[tatpurusha compound] n.

(-nam) Residing in the interior, being in the interior; e. g. in a Pūrvapakṣa of a Sūtra of the Vedānta śabdādibhyontaḥpratiṣṭhānānna (the supreme Lord is) not (Vaiśvānara) on account of the “word” (Vaiśvānara itself which means fire)—śabdastāvat . vaiśvānaraśabdo na parameśvare sambhavati . arthāntare rūḍhatvāt—, on account of “and so on” (the word fire having other distinct applications as in sacrificial acts &c.)—and on account of (it being said that it has) its residence in the interior (of the man, i. e. since it may have the meaning of stomachic or fire of digestion, according to the vaidik passage: sa yo haitamagniṃ vaiśvānaraṃ puruṣavidhaṃ puruṣentaḥpratiṣṭhitaṃ veda sa sarvatrānnamatti). [In the valuable edition of the Ved. Sūtra by Dr. Röer the comm. to. 1. 2. 26 is to be read like the native edit., viz. śabdādibhyontaḥpratiṣṭhānācca . śabdaºº.] E. antar and pratiṣṭhāna.

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