Ashtamurtaya, Aṣṭamūrtaya, Ashtan-murtaya: 1 definition
Ashtamurtaya 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 Aṣṭamūrtaya can be transliterated into English as Astamurtaya or Ashtamurtaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aṣṭamūrtaya (अष्टमूर्तय).—Eight kinds of idols शैली, दारुमयी, लौही, लेप्या, लेख्या, सैकती, मनोमयी (śailī, dārumayī, lauhī, lepyā, lekhyā, saikatī, manomayī), and मणिमयी (maṇimayī)
Derivable forms: aṣṭamūrtayaḥ (अष्टमूर्तयः).
Aṣṭamūrtaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and mūrtaya (मूर्तय).
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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