Atisthira: 6 definitions



Atisthira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Atisthira in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Atisthira (अतिस्थिर).—Mahāmeru presented two Pārṣadas named Atisthira and Sthira to Skanda on the battlefield. (Mahābhārata, Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 48).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Atisthira (अतिस्थिर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.44) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Atisthira) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

[«previous next»] — Atisthira in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Atisthira (अतिस्थिर):—[=ati-sthira] [from ati] mfn. very stable.

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

Atisthira (अतिस्थिर):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-raḥ-rā-ram) Very firm or durable. E. ati and sthira.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Atisthira (अतिस्थिर):—(ati + sthira) adj. überaus fest, dauerhaft [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1453.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Atisthira (अतिस्थिर):—Adj. überaus fest , — dauerhaft.

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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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