Apratishtha, aka: Apratiṣṭha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Apratiṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Apratistha or Apratishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

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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
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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-English dictionary

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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) 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
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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. 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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