Apratishtha, Apratiṣṭha: 14 definitions


Apratishtha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Apratishtha in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ).—A hell. (See Naraka).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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.
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apratishtha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apratiṣṭhā (अप्रतिष्ठा).—f (S) Ill-fame, infamy; disgrace, dishonor.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

apratiṣṭhā (अप्रतिष्ठा).—f Disgrace, dishonour, ill-fame.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ).—a.

1) Not stable or firmly fixed, fluctuating, not made permanent; अप्रतिष्ठे रघुज्येष्ठे का प्रतिष्ठा कुलस्य नः (apratiṣṭhe raghujyeṣṭhe kā pratiṣṭhā kulasya naḥ) Uttararāmacarita 5.25.

2) Thrown away, unprofitable, useless; अप्रतिष्ठं तु वार्धुषौ (apratiṣṭhaṃ tu vārdhuṣau) Manusmṛti 3.18.

3) Disreputable, infamous.

4) Without support, adjustment; असत्यमप्रतिष्ठं ते जगदाहु- रनीश्वरम् (asatyamapratiṣṭhaṃ te jagadāhu- ranīśvaram) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 16.8.

-ṣṭhaḥ Name of a hell.

-ṣṭhā Instability, ill-fame, ill-repute, dishonour.

-ṣṭham Brahman (svadhāma- pratiṣṭhitaṃ brahma).

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

Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ).—mfn.

(-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) 1. Infamous, disreputable. 2. Thrown away, unprofitable. 3. Undecided, fluctuating. E. a neg. pratiṣṭhā credit, &c.

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

Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ).—[adjective] unfixed, unsettled, uncertain.

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

1) Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ):—[=a-pratiṣṭha] mfn. having no solid ground, no value, fluctuating, unsafe, [Mahābhārata; Manu-smṛti iii, 180 etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a hell, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

3) Apratiṣṭhā (अप्रतिष्ठा):—[=a-pratiṣṭhā] [from a-pratiṣṭha] f. instability, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ):—I. [tatpurusha compound] f.

(-ṣṭhā) 1) Want of solidity or stability, lit. and fig.; e. g. Śaṅkara on a Vedānta Sūtra: anyathā vayamanumāsyāmahe yathā nāpratiṣṭhādoṣo bhaviṣyati na hi pratiṣṭhitastarkaḥ.

2) Want of fame or celebrity. E. a neg. and pratiṣṭhā. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] 1. m. f. n.

(-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭham) 1) Without stability, unsettled; comp. the instance s. v. aparasparasambhūta.

2) Fluctuating, without result, unprofitable.

3) Having no or a bad reputation, disreputable. 2. m.

(-ṣṭhaḥ) The name of a hell (according to the Viṣṇupur.). E. a priv. and pratiṣṭhā.

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

Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ):—[a-pratiṣṭha] (ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) a. Infamous.

[Sanskrit to German]

Apratishtha 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apratishtha in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Apratiṣṭha (अप्रतिष्ठ):—(a) see [apratiṣṭhita].

2) Apratiṣṭhā (अप्रतिष्ठा):—(nf) disgrace, disrepute, ignominy.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apratishtha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Apratiṣṭha (ಅಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠ):—

1) [adjective] not fixed or planted firmly; not secure; unsteady.

2) [adjective] (idol of a deity) not installed ritualistically.

3) [adjective] having, serving, no use; useless; not profitable.

4) [adjective] not egoistic; not conceited.

5) [adjective] not having self-respect.

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Apratiṣṭha (ಅಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠ):—[noun] (Jain.) name of a hell.

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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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