Ashtasiddhi, Aṣṭasiddhi, Ashta-siddhi: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Aṣṭasiddhi can be transliterated into English as Astasiddhi or Ashtasiddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Ashtsiddhi.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Aṣṭasiddhi (अष्टसिद्धि) refers to the “eight accomplishments”, attributed to Śiva in a prayer mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.13:—The lord shall be invoked then with the following mantra. “I am invoking Śiva, [...] having the eight Siddhis (accomplishments, viz., Aṣṭasiddhi) dancing constantly in front of Him [...]”.
The eight Siddhis are: Aṇimā, Laghimā, Prāptī, Prākāmya Mahimā, Īśitva, Vaśitva and Kāmāvasāyitā. The last one is sometimes substituted by Sarvajñatva. Some other Siddhis such as Dūraśravaṇa, Agnistambha etc. are also added to these.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aṣṭasiddhi (अष्टसिद्धि).—f pl (S) The eight supernatural powers or capabilities: viz. aṇimā, mahimā, garimā, laghi- mā, prāpti, prākāmya, īśitva, vaśitva Pr. aṣṭamāsiddhi (vulgar for aṣṭasiddhi) navamānidhi (vulgar for nava- nidhi) rābatāta (tyācē gharīṃ &c.) He is endowed with all the attributes of Divinity, and possessed of all the treasures of kubēra.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
aṣṭasiddhi (अष्टसिद्धि).—f pl The eight supernatural powers.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Aṣṭasiddhi (अष्टसिद्धि) [Also spelled ashtsiddhi]:—(nf) the eight supernatural powers or faculties acquirable by the practice of yog (the eight usually enumerated are anima:; mahima:, garima:, laghima:, prapti, prakamy; ishitv and vashitv).
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