Ashtabhava, Ashtan-bhava, Aṣṭabhāva, Aṣṭabhāvā: 2 definitions

Introduction

Ashtabhava 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 terms Aṣṭabhāva and Aṣṭabhāvā can be transliterated into English as Astabhava or Ashtabhava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Ashtabhava in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṣṭabhāva (अष्टभाव).—m pl S The eight affections of the body considered as indications of the prevalence of satvaguṇa. These are stambha, khēda, rōmāñca, svarabhaṅga or vaikharya, vēpathu or kampa, vaivarṇya, aśrupāta, pralaya, as per Shlok, stambhaḥ khēdōttharōmāñcaḥ svarabhaṅgōtthavēpathuḥ || vaivarṇyamaśrupralayō aṣṭau bhāvāśrcasātvikāḥ || 1 || See in order or under sātvika. Ex. aṣṭabhāvēṃ hōuni sahrada || ānandamaya jā- hālā || Also aṣṭabhāva makharēṃ kaḍōvikaḍī || nava mahā- dvārēṃ tēthēṃ ughaḍī ||

context information

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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṣṭabhāvā (अष्टभावा).—(a) स्तम्भ, स्वेद, रोमाञ्च, वैस्वर्य, कम्प, वैवर्ण्य, अश्रुपात (stambha, sveda, romāñca, vaisvarya, kampa, vaivarṇya, aśrupāta), and प्रलय (pralaya) (b) कम्प, रोमाञ्च, स्फुरण, प्रेमाश्रु, स्वेद, हास्य, लास्य (kampa, romāñca, sphuraṇa, premāśru, sveda, hāsya, lāsya), and गायन (gāyana).

Derivable forms: aṣṭabhāvāḥ (अष्टभावाः).

Aṣṭabhāvā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and bhāvā (भावा).

context information

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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