Ashtadeha, Aṣṭadehā, Ashtan-deha: 1 definition



Ashtadeha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Aṣṭadehā can be transliterated into English as Astadeha or Ashtadeha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Aṣṭadehā (अष्टदेहा).—(piṇḍabrahmāṇḍātmakāḥ) Gross and subtle bodies; स्थूल, सूक्ष्म, कारण, महाकारण, विराट्, हिरण्य, अव्याकृत, मूलप्रकृति (sthūla, sūkṣma, kāraṇa, mahākāraṇa, virāṭ, hiraṇya, avyākṛta, mūlaprakṛti).

Derivable forms: aṣṭadehāḥ (अष्टदेहाः).

Aṣṭadehā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and dehā (देहा).

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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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