Cirastha, Cira-stha: 7 definitions


Cirastha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chirastha.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Cirastha (चिरस्थ) refers to a “long duration”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Lord said: “[...] [On the contrary,] these three elements [namely, earth, water, and wind] are endowed with origination and destruction, unstable and of no long duration (acirastha). It is perceived that these are changeable, but space is by no means changeable. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cirastha (चिरस्थ).—a. lasting, long, enduring, continuing, durable; तटिनि तटद्रुमपातनपातकमेकं चिरस्थायि (taṭini taṭadrumapātanapātakamekaṃ cirasthāyi) Udb.

Cirastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cira and stha (स्थ). See also (synonyms): cirasthāyin, cirasthita.

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

Cirastha (चिरस्थ).—mfn.

(-sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) Long continuing, enduring, lasting. E. cira, and stha what is; also cirasthāyin. ciraṃ tiṣṭhati sthā-ka .

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

1) Cirastha (चिरस्थ):—[=cira-stha] [from cira] mfn. long continuing, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] = -sthāyin, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] = nāyaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Cirastha (चिरस्थ):—[cira-stha] (sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) a. Lasting long.

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Cirastha 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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