Asthan, Ashthan: 9 definitions


Asthan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Asthan (अस्थन्) refers to “bones”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as Umā (Durgā/Satī) spoke to the Gods:—“[...] Hear further, O Viṣṇu, O Brahmā, O sages and O gods, the divine sports of the supreme lord Śiva, that protect the universe. Oppressed by the pangs of bereavement He wreathed a garland of my bones [i.e., mama-asthan]. Although He is the sole enlightened god He did not get peace anywhere. Like a non-god, like a helpless creature he roamed about here and there and cried aloud. The lord Himself could not distinguish between the proper and the improper. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asthan (अस्थन्).—n. (the base used in some of the cases of asthi; after acc.) A bone.

-vat a.

1) Having bones, bony; अस्थन्वन्तं यदनस्था बिभर्ति (asthanvantaṃ yadanasthā bibharti) Ṛgveda 1.164.4.

2) Vertebrated (animal).

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

Asthan (अस्थन्).—see asthi.

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

Asthan (अस्थन्).—[neuter] bone; poss. asthanvant.

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

Asthan (अस्थन्):—[from astha] the base of the weak cases of asthi q.v., e.g. [instrumental case] asthnā, etc. (Ved. also [instrumental case] [plural] asthabhis, [Ṛg-veda i, 84, 13]; and n. [plural] asthāni, [Pāṇini 7-i, 76]) :

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Aṣṭhan (अष्ठन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṭṭha.

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Asthan 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Asthan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a base..—asthan (आस्थान) is alternatively transliterated as Āsthāna.

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