Ceshtita, Cēṣṭita, Ceṣṭita: 18 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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित) refers to the “actions” (of a donor), according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] When the division of [the sites for] a house and a shrine with cords has been commenced, the wise man [i.e. the officiant] should notice an omen and observe it correctly. [The omens are] seeing [someone or something], announcing [a creature’s name], cries [of animals], and the actions (ceṣṭitaceṣṭitam) of a donor. [The officiant] should carefully notice an extraneous substance as situated beneath the site. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ceshtita in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित) refers to “activity”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise which deals absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—The Amanaska referred to (or qualified) Samādhi with several terms, which are all negative; [e.g., it is devoid of all activity (niḥśeṣāśeṣa-ceṣṭita);] [...] The fact that such terminology is found in the Amanaska indicates that descriptions of Śiva and the void-like meditative states in Mantramargic Śaivism, were the basis of the descriptions of Samādhi and Paratattva (the highest reality) in this treatise. The Amanaska Yoga was consistent with the Pātañjala Yogaśāstra’s definition of Yoga, yet it described Samādhi in terms different to those of Pātañjalayoga; such as Acala—“that which is devoid of all activity (niḥśeṣāśeṣa-ceṣṭita)”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Toxicology (Study and Treatment of poison)

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित) (also Ceṣṭa) refers to the “symptoms” (of snake-bites), as taught in the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Agadatantra or Sarpavidyā).—The symptoms, soon after snake-bite range from stupor, confusion, delirium to deep coma with total extinction of conciousness and lack of sensibility to external impressions.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Ceshtita in Arts glossary
Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित) refers to the “movements” (of animals), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “Hunting on horseback (āśvina) represents one of the eight subdivisions of Hunting (mṛgayā). [...] The practice of hunting on horseback reduces fat, lightens the body, enhances strength and ambition, hardens the muscles, kindles appetite, produces a capacity for enduring [...], produces a faculty of knowing the movements and minds (citta-ceṣṭita) of animals [...]. These and many such excellences are acquired by it for one’s own benefit. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ceṣṭita (चेष्टित) refers to “behaviour”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Then the wise [man] who has gone beyond virtuous meditation and attained infinite purity commences to meditate on absolutely spotless pure [meditation]. He who is endowed with a robust physique etc., calm [and] whose behaviour is virtuous (puṇya-ceṣṭita) is also capable of meditating on pure meditation which is of four kinds of”.

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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

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) Manusmṛti 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.

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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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