Brahmasthana, Brahmasthāna, Brahma-sthana, Brahman-sthana: 9 definitions

Introduction

Brahmasthana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Google Books: The Hindu Temple, Volume 1

The Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान) is the place of God, Brahmā, the deific name and form of the Brahman, the Supreme Principle. This place of Brahman, in the heart of man, has its analogy in the Brahmasthāna, in the centre of the temple maṇḍala (or plan), where also lies the heart of the Vāstupuruṣa. This centre of the temple plan, has its equivalent in the Garbhagṛha where it does not coincide with it.

Source: The India Center: Architecture (Vastu Shastra)

Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान, “nuclear energy field”):—A square building with a grid of 3x3=9 squares. It should be kept unbuilt and open to the sky so as to have contact with the outer space (akasha). This central courtyard is likened to the lungs of the human body. It is not for living purposes. Religious and cultural events can be held here—such as yajna (fire rituals), music and dance performances and marriage.

The row of squares surrounding the Brahma-sthana is the walkway. The corner spaces, occupying 2x2=4 squares, are rooms with specific purposes. The northeast quarter is called Isanya, the southeast Agni, the southwest Niruthi and northwest Vayu. These are said to possess the qualities of four respective devatas or gods—Isa, Agni, Niruthi and Vayu.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान).—A holy place. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 103, that a person who visits this holy place will get the fruits of performing Aśvamedha yāga. (Horse sacrifice).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान).—A place in the Vedi where brahmajyoti agni is located;1 here is viśvavyaca agni.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 21.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 24.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.83.32). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Brahma-sthāna) 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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Brahma-sthāna.—(SII 13; SITI), explained as ‘an assembly hall’; the Brāhmaṇa quarters of a village; cf. Tamil pirumma- stānam (SITI), the quarters of the Brāhmaṇas where the village assembly (sabhā) used to meet. Note: brahma-sthāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान).—n S (Place of the production of brahma- dēva) A term for the navel.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान).—the mulberry tree.

Derivable forms: brahmasthānaḥ (ब्रह्मस्थानः).

Brahmasthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and sthāna (स्थान).

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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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