Ashtasiddhi, Aṣṭasiddhi, Ashta-siddhi: 6 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)
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Aṣṭasiddhi (अष्टसिद्धि) refers to the “eight accomplishments”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] It is the House that has arisen divided into the forms (of the goddess) and adorned with the knowledge of the planes. The extending flow, which is the arising of the Western (transmission), is the thread illumined by Navātman. Arising in the Age of Strife, it is (completely) accomplished and is the disciple of Bhairava and Kubjikā. It contains the Eight Trees, the Eight Creepers, the Eight Mata (schools) and the Eight Accomplishments (aṣṭasiddhi—siddhiraṣṭakam). [...]
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
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.
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).
Aṣṭasiddhi (ಅಷ್ಟಸಿದ್ಧಿ):—[noun] (pl.) the eight superhuman powers of yogis.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Ashta, Siddhi.
Full-text: Vashitva, Siddhi, Ashtsiddhi, Marudhamalai, Siddhyashtaka, Vasita.
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.9.189 < [Chapter 9 - The Lord’s Twenty-One Hour Ecstasy and Descriptions of Śrīdhara and Other Devotees’ Characteristics]
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Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CXXVII - Admonition to bharadwaja < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter CLXXXIII - Description of the seven continents < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Verse 6.15 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyana-yoga]
Bhagavatpadabhyudaya by Lakshmana Suri (study) (by Lathika M. P.)
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