Ashutosha, Āśutōṣa, Āśutoṣa, Ashu-tosha: 6 definitions


Ashutosha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Āśutōṣa and Āśutoṣa can be transliterated into English as Asutosa or Ashutosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ashutosha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Āśutoṣa (आशुतोष) refers to “one who is quickly pleased” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.53 (“Description of Śiva’s return journey”).—Accordingly, as Menā said to Śiva: “[...] O merciful lord, do mercifully protect Pārvatī. You are quickly pleased (āśutoṣa). Hence you will please forgive even a thousand faults in her. My dear daughter is devoted to your lotus-like feet in every birth. Even sleeping or awake she does not think about anything else. O conqueror of death, even on hearing about your devotion she is filled with tears of pleasure and horripilation. On hearing your censure she becomes silent as though dead”.

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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»] — Ashutosha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āśutōṣa (आशुतोष).—a S That is quickly pleased or easily contented.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Āśutoṣa (आशुतोष).—a. easily appeased or pleased. (

Āśutoṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms āśu and toṣa (तोष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Āśutoṣa (आशुतोष):—[=āśu-toṣa] [from āśu] mfn. easily pleased or appeased, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ashutosha in German

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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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