Astarana, aka: Āstaraṇa; 4 Definition(s)

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Astarana 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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āstaraṇa (आस्तरण).—n (S) Spreading. 2 A thing spread or fit to be spread; a cloth, carpet, rug, mat, bed.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āstaraṇa (आस्तरण).—n Spreading. A thing spread. A cloth, mat.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

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Āstaraṇa (आस्तरण).—a.

1) Spreading, covering.

-ṇam 1 Spreading, strewing.

2) A bed, layer; कुसुम° (kusuma°) a bed of flowers; कुसुमास्तरणे सहायतां बहुशः सौम्य गतस्त्वमावयोः (kusumāstaraṇe sahāyatāṃ bahuśaḥ saumya gatastvamāvayoḥ) Ku.4.35; सकुसुम° (sakusuma°) strewn with flowers Ś.3; तमालपत्रास्तरणासु रन्तुम् (tamālapatrāstaraṇāsu rantum) R.6.64.

3) A cushion, quilt, bed clothes; गत° (gata°) without the bed clothes.

4) A rug, carpet.

5) An elephant's housings, painted cloth (thrown on his back).

6) A layer of Kuśa grass spread out at a sacrifice. वेद आस्त- रणं ब्रह्मोपबर्हणम् (veda āsta- raṇaṃ brahmopabarhaṇam) Av.15.3.7.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āstaraṇa (आस्तरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. A carpet, a rug, a quilt, bed-clothes. 2. A bed. 3. A layer of sacred grass spread out at a sacrifice. 4. An elephant’s housings, a painted cloth or blanket worn on his back. E. As the preceding, affix lyuṭ.

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