Ceshtita, Cēṣṭita, Ceṣṭita: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Cēṣṭita and Ceṣṭita can be transliterated into English as Cestita or Ceshtita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Cheshtita.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ceshtita in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित) refers to the “(various) gestures and movements (of Śiva)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “[...] She [Pārvatī] did not achieve happiness and peace in sleeping, drinking, bathing, or sitting amidst her maids. Remembering the various gestures and movements of Śiva [i.e., hara-ceṣṭita], she muttered to herself ever and anon—‘Fie upon my beauty. Fie on my birth and activity’. Thus Pārvatī was much distressed in mind due to separation from Śiva. She did not at all feel happy. She always muttered ‘Śiva, Śiva’. [...]”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित) refers to “behaviour”, according to the Halāyudhastotra verse 34-35.—Accordingly, “The visitation of the wives of the distinguished sages in the Pine Park, the oblation with seed in Fire, the twilight dance: Your behaviour (ceṣṭita) is not reprehensible. O Three-eyed one! The doctrines of the world do not touch those who have left worldly life, having passed far beyond the path of those whose minds are afflicted by false knowledge. The gods all wear gold and jewels as an ornament on their body. You do not even wear gold the size of a berry on your ear or on your hand. The one whose natural beauty, surpassing the path [of the world], flashes on his own body, has no regard for the extraneous ornaments of ordinary men”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cēṣṭita (चेष्टित).—p (S) Endued with power of, or put into, action or motion; living, moving, stirring, playing.

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cēṣṭita (चेष्टित).—n S Doings, acts, feats, proceedings.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

cēṣṭita (चेष्टित).—p Moving, stirring. n Doings, feats.

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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

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित).—p. p. [ceṣṭ-kartari kta] Moved, stirred &c.

-tam 1 Motion, gesture, act.

2) Doing, action, behaviour; कपोलपाटलादेशि बभूव रघुचेष्टितम् (kapolapāṭalādeśi babhūva raghuceṣṭitam) R.4.68; तत्तत्कामस्य चेष्टितम् (tattatkāmasya ceṣṭitam) Ms.2.4 doing or work.

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

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Exerted, done with effort. 2. Done. n.

(-taṃ) 1. Going, motion. 2. Bodily act or function. 3. Action, behaviour. E. ceṣṭ to act, affix karttari kta .

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

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित).—[neuter] = ceṣṭa.

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

1) Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित):—[from ceṣṭ] mfn. set in motion, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] done with effort, exerted, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] done, [Śakuntalā iii, 23/24] ([varia lectio]), [; v, 9]

4) [v.s. ...] frequented, [Raghuvaṃśa xi, 51]

5) [v.s. ...] n. moving any limb, gesture, [Manu-smṛti; Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] n. doing, action, behaviour, manner of life, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana iii, 59 ff.; Śakuntalā] etc. (ifc. f(ā). , [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra xxxiv, 118]).

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

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित):—(taṃ) 1. n. Going; bodily act; action. a. Sought; done.

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

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ciṭṭhiya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ceshtita 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

Cēṣṭita (ಚೇಷ್ಟಿತ):—

1) [adjective] done; performed; completed; worked.

2) [adjective] moved; stirred (from one’s place); shaken.

3) [adjective] tried; attempted; endeavoured.

4) [adjective] disturbed, affected (as by a evil spirit).

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Cēṣṭita (ಚೇಷ್ಟಿತ):—

1) [noun] a work that is done, performed, completed.

2) [noun] the act, process or result of moving; movement.

3) [noun] a man disturbed, affected or possessed (by an evil spirit).

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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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