Asthita, Āsthita: 12 definitions


Asthita means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Āsthita (आस्थित) refers to an “engagement”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.17 (“The dialogue between Indra and Kāmadeva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Kāma: “[...] O dear friend, this task must be achieved by you diligently. Then we, the gods, can be very happy. It will be beneficent to me. It will render the whole world happy. Realising the duties of a friend you are now to act. Śiva is at present engaged [i.e., āsthita] in a great penance. The supreme lord is always independent. It is not to achieve any desire that He performs the penance. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Āsthita (आस्थित) refers to “(correctly) assuming (a posture)”, according to the Gorakṣaśataka verse 63cd, 64cd-65).—Accordingly, while teaching the attainment of Samādhi through the practice of retention (kumbhaka): “Now I shall teach the best way to Samādhi [...]. Correctly assuming (āsthita) a posture (samyag āsanam āsthitaḥ) in exactly the same way as was taught earlier, [the Yogin] should stimulate Sarasvatī and control his breath. On the first day he should perform the four kumbhakas [...]”

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Āsthita (आस्थित) refers to “remaining (silent)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [After Viṣṇudatta went to the Bhagavān for refuge]: “Then the Bhagavān comforted the Great Brahmin and said, ‘Fear not, Great Brahmin, I shall be a refuge, shelter and last resort for you’. Then he remained (āsthita) silent”..

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

asthita (अस्थित).—a (S) Extinct, obsolete, passed away, no longer extant or in vogue.

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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

Asthita (अस्थित).—a. Not firm or fixed.

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Āsthita (आस्थित).—p. p. (Used actively)

1) Dwelt, abiding; यत्नम् (yatnam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.22 using efforts carefully; उपायमास्थितस्यापि (upāyamāsthitasyāpi) Śiśupālavadha 2.8,9.84; so नियमम्, ध्यानम्, धर्मम् (niyamam, dhyānam, dharmam) &c.

2) Having recourse to, resorting to, using, practising, betaking oneself to; इत्येवं सा समाभाष्य भूयः संदेष्टुमास्थिता (ityevaṃ sā samābhāṣya bhūyaḥ saṃdeṣṭumāsthitā) Rām.5. 67.4. सलिलाशयम् (salilāśayam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 2.

3) Having obtained or got, having reached to; ऐश्वर्यम्, कामवशम् (aiśvaryam, kāmavaśam) &c. आस्थितः स हि युक्तात्मा मामेवानुत्तमां गतिम् (āsthitaḥ sa hi yuktātmā māmevānuttamāṃ gatim) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 7.18.

4) Occupied; enclosed (as a hunting ground); श्वगणिवागुरिकैः प्रथमास्थितम् (śvagaṇivāgurikaiḥ prathamāsthitam) R.9.53; दानवास्थितः शैलः (dānavāsthitaḥ śailaḥ) Rām.

5) Engrossed, engaged.

6) Covered (व्याप्त (vyāpta); Kirātārjunīya 9.9; spread, overspread.

7) Got, obtained; कर्मणैवहि संसिद्धिमास्थिता जनकादयः (karmaṇaivahi saṃsiddhimāsthitā janakādayaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 3.2.

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

Āsthita (आस्थित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Stayed, dwelt, abiding, abode. 2. Applied to, having recourse to. 3. Occupied, engrossed by, engaged in. 4. Spread, overspread. 5. Obtained. 6. Observing, adhering to, following, practising. E. āṅ before sthā to stay, and kta aff.

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

Āsthita (आस्थित).—[adjective] standing or sitting on, dwelling in or at, entered or fallen into, arrived at ([accusative]); proceeded to, ready for ([accusative] or —°); occurred, happened; damaged, sore, ill; (pass.) entered, occupied, resorted to, undertaken, begun.

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

1) Asthita (अस्थित):—[=a-sthita] [from a-sthāna] mfn. not lasting, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

2) Āsthita (आस्थित):—[=ā-sthita] [from ā-sthā] mfn. staying or sitting on, dwelling on, abiding, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] come or fallen into

4) [v.s. ...] one who has undertaken or performed, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Śiśupāla-vadha] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] being, existing, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Hitopadeśa]

6) [v.s. ...] acknowledging, believing, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

7) [v.s. ...] stayed, dwelt, inhabited

8) [v.s. ...] ascended, [Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] undertaken, performed, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] brought, carried to, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

11) [from ā-sthita > ā-sthā] n. a bodily defect (?), [Atharva-veda]

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

1) Āsthita (आस्थित):—[ā-sthita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Placed, stayed.

2) [(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Devoted to.

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

Asthita (अस्थित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṭṭhiya.

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Asthita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āsthita (ಆಸ್ಥಿತ):—

1) [adjective] dwelling; abiding; established.

2) [adjective] assiduously devoted to; practicing sincerely.

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Āsthita (ಆಸ್ಥಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which is taken up or engaged in.

2) [noun] that which is accepted, received.

3) [noun] that which is occupied, attacked or seized.

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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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