Avashtabdha, Avaṣṭabdha: 10 definitions


Avashtabdha 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.

The Sanskrit term Avaṣṭabdha can be transliterated into English as Avastabdha or Avashtabdha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Universität Wien: Sudarśana's Worship at the Royal Court According to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā

Avaṣṭabdha (अवष्टब्ध) refers to “one who is supported” (as opposed to Anavaṣṭabdha—‘one who is not supported’), according to the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, belonging to the Pāñcarātra tradition which deals with theology, rituals, iconography, narrative mythology and others.—Accordingly, “[...] A Brāhmaṇa who is not supported (anavaṣṭabhya) may not act with it (i.e. the kriyāśakti) in this world. But he may perform with it for the good of the world, having first relied upon (avaṣṭabhya) the King. For the King is the Supreme Being, he embodies all Gods and is all-pervading. He is the base of the Creative Energy (kriyāśakti) belonging to Viṣṇu, and embodies the Lord. [...]”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avaṣṭabdha (अवष्टब्ध).—p S Obstructed, hindered, stopped. 2 Supported or sustained, lit. fig.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avaṣṭabdha (अवष्टब्ध).—p. p. [avastambh-kta, ṣatvam]

1) Supported, rested on, protected; held, seized. अंसाववष्टब्धनतौ समाधिः (aṃsāvavaṣṭabdhanatau samādhiḥ) Kirātārjunīya 16.21.

2) Hanging from or upon; अवष्टब्धा यष्टिः (avaṣṭabdhā yaṣṭiḥ) Sk.

3) Near, contiguous; अद्यश्वीनावष्टब्धे (adyaśvīnāvaṣṭabdhe) P.V.2.13, Bhaṭṭikāvya 9.72.

4) Obstructed, stopped, suspended. पतिव्रता च सुश्रोणी अवष्टब्धा च जानकी (pativratā ca suśroṇī avaṣṭabdhā ca jānakī) Rām.5.59.23.

5) Paralysed.

6) Bound, tied, attached.

7) Wrapped up, enfolded.

8) Opposed.

9) Surpassed, overcome; अविदूरेऽप्यवष्टब्ध रुद्धे क्रान्ते तिरस्कृते (avidūre'pyavaṣṭabdha ruddhe krānte tiraskṛte) Nm.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Avastabdha (अवस्तब्ध).—ppp. (= Pali avaṭṭhaddha, also with dental ttha; Sanskrit avaṣṭabdha, ppp. to ava-stambh), founded (upon), supported (by), in composition: Divyāvadāna 45.4 tīrthikāvastabdhaṃ tan nagaraṃ.

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

Avaṣṭabdha (अवष्टब्ध).—mfn.

(-bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) 1. Near. 2. Protected, supported. 3. Surpassed, overcome. 4. Bound, tied. 5. Opposed. 6. Wrapped up, enfolded. 7. Hanging from or upon. 8. Stopped, stayed. 9. Paralysed. E. ava, stabhi to stop, to stand, in the part. past.

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

Avaṣṭabdha (अवष्टब्ध).—[adjective] standing firm, reclining, leaned upon (act. & pass.), seized, taken, held.

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

1) Avaṣṭabdha (अवष्टब्ध):—[=ava-ṣṭabdha] [from ava-ṣṭambh] mfn. standing firm, [Rāmāyaṇa iii, 74, 24]

2) [v.s. ...] supported by (acc.), resting on [Rāmāyaṇa v, 31, 50]

3) [v.s. ...] grasped, seized, arrested, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] standing near, [Pāṇini 8-3, 68; Rāmāyaṇa v, 56, 129]

5) [v.s. ...] (said of time) being near, approaching, [Pāṇini 5-2, 13; Vāyu-purāṇa] (cf. ava-stabdha below.)

6) Avastabdha (अवस्तब्ध):—[=ava-stabdha] [from ava-ṣṭambh] mfn. stiff (with cold etc.), [Pāṇini 8-3, 68 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Avaṣṭabdha (अवष्टब्ध):—[ava-ṣṭabdha] (bdhaḥ-bdhā-bdhaṃ) a. Near; supported; stopped.

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

Avaṣṭabdha (अवष्टब्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Avaṭṭhaddha, Avatthaddha.

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avaṣṭabdha (ಅವಷ್ಟಬ್ಧ):—

1) [adjective] depending on; supported by.

2) [adjective] fixed; steady.

3) [adjective] being or lying very close.

4) [adjective] bound; tied; fastened.

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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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