Avasthita; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Avasthita (अवस्थित).—Of a uniform nature; cf. सिद्धं त्ववस्थिता वर्णाः, वक्तुश्चिराचिरवचनाद् वृत्तयो विशिष्यन्ते (siddhaṃ tvavasthitā varṇāḥ, vaktuścirāciravacanād vṛttayo viśiṣyante), M. Bh. I.1.70 V. 5.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Avasthita (अवस्थित, “unsteady”) refers to one of the “five faults” (doṣa) of a singer according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 32.519-525:—“when there is an irregular excess or want of volume in voice, it is called unsteady (avasthita). A lean voice is also given this name”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Avasthita (अवस्थित, “steady”) represents one of the six types of guṇapratyaya: a category of knowledge (jñāna) obtained by clairvoyance (avadhi-jñāna), according to Tattvārthasūtra 1.21.

What is meant by steady (avasthita) clairvoyance? It is the clairvoyant knowledge that neither increases nor decreases, i.e. remains steady.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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avasthita (अवस्थित).—p S Occupying place or time; being, staying, remaining, abiding; fixed, fast, firm, placed. 2 (Used ignorantly for akasmāta) Suddenly.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avasthita (अवस्थित).—p Fixed, remaining, abiding.

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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Avasthita (अवस्थित).—p. p.

1) Remained, stayed; कथमियतं कालमवस्थिता मया विना भवती (kathamiyataṃ kālamavasthitā mayā vinā bhavatī) V.4; remaining, standing firm or fixed; staying, abiding, lasting &c.; R.6.19; एवमवस्थिते (evamavasthite) K.158 under these circumstances.

2) Firm of purpose, steady; रूपयौवनसम्पन्ना यस्मात्त्वमनवस्थिता (rūpayauvanasampannā yasmāttvamanavasthitā) Rām. 7.3.37. see अनवस्थित (anavasthita).

3) Engaged in prosecuting; following; abiding by; Ms.8.42, ज्ञानावस्थितचेतसः (jñānāvasthitacetasaḥ) Bg. 4.23.

4) Resting with, dependent on; मयि सृष्टिर्हि लोकानां रक्षा युष्मास्ववस्थिता (mayi sṛṣṭirhi lokānāṃ rakṣā yuṣmāsvavasthitā) Ku.2.28; K.344.

5) Settled, a matter of course; पितुरस्याः समीपनयनमवस्थितमेव (piturasyāḥ samīpanayanamavasthitameva) Ś.5.

6) Resolved; युद्धाय (yuddhāya) Pt.1.

7) Ready, alert; ते कपिं तं समासाद्य तोरणस्थमवस्थितम् (te kapiṃ taṃ samāsādya toraṇasthamavasthitam) Rām.5.43.27.

8) motionless (niśceṣṭa); अवस्थितमसंभ्रान्तम् (avasthitamasaṃbhrāntam) (mām) Rām.5.58.39.

9) Well-arranged; कपित्वमनवस्थितम् (kapitvamanavasthitam) Rām.5.55.15.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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