Ashtasiddhi, Aṣṭasiddhi, Ashta-siddhi: 4 definitions



Ashtasiddhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Aṣṭasiddhi can be transliterated into English as Astasiddhi or Ashtasiddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Ashtsiddhi.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ashtasiddhi in Purana glossary
Source: 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.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashtasiddhi in Marathi glossary
Source: 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.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashtasiddhi in Hindi glossary
Source: 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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