Aspada, Āspada: 16 definitions


Aspada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Āspada (आस्पद) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mayamata XIX.10-12, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Āspada (आस्पद) refers to the “word” [?] (of all perfections and characteristics), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 2.22cd-28ab]—“[...] That is supreme strength, that is supreme amṛt. The highest of splendors is highest light of light. The divine Lord is the supreme cause of all the world. The creator, supporter, and destroyer are not as strong as this. This receptacle of mantras is the word of all perfections and characteristics (sarvaguṇasarvasiddhiguṇāspadam). [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Āspada (आस्पद) refers to the “place (where death arises)”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The face called the Lower World is on the path below. It is all bliss, secret, omniscient, and facing everywhere. It generates the six-fold path (of the universe). It is all things, the place where death arises (mṛtyūdaya-āspada) (as well as) the seed and womb of the universe. It is the abode of the mother, the secret energy. That current is the lord Akula who, in order to emanate the universe, conceives his own imperishable Self to be Śakti”.

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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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Āspada (आस्पद) refers to the “abode (of delight)” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.37 (“The letter of betrothal is dispatched”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] On seeing those people who had been highly honoured by lord Śiva and who had returned excessively delighted, the mountain rejoiced much. Then he extended his invitation highly pleasing to his kinsmen stationed in different places with great delight (sukha-āspadanikhilānāṃ sukhāspadam). Then he began collecting foodstuffs and other requisite articles intended for the performance of the marriage. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Āspada (आस्पद) or Vipadāspada refers to the “abode (of bad luck)” (for human beings), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “All the connections arising from the ocean of life are the abode of bad luck (vipada-āspada) for human beings [and] thus, in the end, [the connections] are exceedingly tasteless”.

Synonyms: Gṛha, Mandira, Geha, Nilaya, Sthāna.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āspada (आस्पद).—n S A place. In comp. as ahaṅkārāspada Seat of consciousness or self, the body; guṇāspada Seat of excellencies or qualities, a clever, learned, or virtuous man; mōhāspada Seat of desire, woman, money &c.; mamatāspada Centre of one's affections, a son &c.; lōbhāspada, harṣāspada, śōkāspada, duḥkhāspada, sukhāspada &c.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āspada (आस्पद).—[ā-pad-gha suṭ ca]

1) A place, site, seat, room; तस्यास्पदं श्रीर्युवराजसंज्ञितम् (tasyāspadaṃ śrīryuvarājasaṃjñitam) R.3.36; ध्यानास्पदं भूतपतेर्विवेश (dhyānāspadaṃ bhūtapaterviveśa) Kumārasambhava 3.43,5.1,48,69; कथं तादृशानां गिरि वैतथ्यमास्पदं कुर्यात् (kathaṃ tādṛśānāṃ giri vaitathyamāspadaṃ kuryāt) K.174; राजन्यास्पदमलभत (rājanyāspadamalabhata) Daśakumāracarita 16 obtained a hold on the king.

2) (Fig.) An abode, subject, receptacle; निधनता सर्वापदामास्पदम् (nidhanatā sarvāpadāmāspadam) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.14; करिण्यः कारुण्यास्पदम् (kariṇyaḥ kāruṇyāspadam) Bv.1.2. आस्पदं त्वमसि सर्वसंपदाम् (āspadaṃ tvamasi sarvasaṃpadām) Kirātārjunīya 13.39; so दोष°, उपहास° (doṣa°, upahāsa°) &c.

3) Rank, position, station; काव्यार्थभावनेनायमपि सभ्यपदास्प- दम् (kāvyārthabhāvanenāyamapi sabhyapadāspa- dam) D.

4) Dignity, authority, office; लब्धास्पदोऽस्मीति विवादभीरोः (labdhāspado'smīti vivādabhīroḥ) M.1.17.

5) Business, affair.

6) Prop, support.

7) The tenth place from the लग्न (lagna) (in Astrol.) q. v.

Derivable forms: āspadam (आस्पदम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āspada (आस्पद).—n.

(-daṃ) 1. Business, affair. 2. Office, rank, station. 3. Dignity. 4. Authority. 5. Place, site. E. āṅ before pad to go, deriv. irr.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āspada (आस्पद).—i. e. perhaps āt-pada, n. 1. A place, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 44. 2. palace, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 235. 3. A position, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 184.

— Cf. perhaps [Latin] oppidum.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āspada (आस्पद).—[neuter] place, seat, station, abode; object for (—°). dī bhū become an object of (—°).

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

1) Āspada (आस्पद):—n. (ifc. mf(ā)n. [from] pada with ā prefixed, s being inserted), place, seat, abode, [Śakuntalā; Kathāsaritsāgara; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Bhartṛhari; Daśakumāra-carita] etc.

2) the tenth lunar mansion, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhajjātaka]

3) business, affair

4) dignity, authority

5) power, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āspada (आस्पद):—[ā-spada] (daṃ) 1. n. Business, place, office, dignity, authority.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Āspada (आस्पद) [Also spelled aspad]:—(nm) place, seat, abode; worthy (of), fit (for) (gen. used as the last member in a compound word such as [vivādāspada, śradhdāspada], [ghṛṇāspada]); surname.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āspada (ಆಸ್ಪದ):—

1) [noun] an opportunity; a scope or occasion; room.

2) [noun] a resort; home.

3) [noun] a support.

4) [noun] a place; a site.

5) [noun] that which chiefly engages one’s time; (one’s) trade, profession or business; an occupation; a profession.

6) [noun] social recognition; status; rank; dignity.

7) [noun] a suffix denoting a man of such and such a position, rank, etc.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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