Apratishtha, aka: Apratiṣṭha; 4 Definition(s)
Apratishtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Apratiṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Apratistha or Apratishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ).—A hell under the earth; the fourth one below the earth; ever in motion.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 150 & 182-4; Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 149, 179 and 181.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
apratiṣṭhā (अप्रतिष्ठा).—f (S) Ill-fame, infamy; disgrace, dishonor.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
apratiṣṭhā (अप्रतिष्ठा).—f Disgrace, dishonour, ill-fame.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) Not stable or firmly fixed, fluctuating, not made permanent; अप्रतिष्ठे रघुज्येष्ठे का प्रतिष्ठा कुलस्य नः (apratiṣṭhe raghujyeṣṭhe kā pratiṣṭhā kulasya naḥ) U.5.25.
2) Thrown away, unprofitable, useless; अप्रतिष्ठं तु वार्धुषौ (apratiṣṭhaṃ tu vārdhuṣau) Ms.3.18.
3) Disreputable, infamous.
4) Without support, adjustment; असत्यमप्रतिष्ठं ते जगदाहु- रनीश्वरम् (asatyamapratiṣṭhaṃ te jagadāhu- ranīśvaram) Bg.16.8.
-ṣṭhaḥ Name of a hell.
-ṣṭhā Instability, ill-fame, ill-repute, dishonour.
-ṣṭham Brahman (svadhāma- pratiṣṭhitaṃ brahma).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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