Dhruvasthana, Dhruvasthāna, Dhruva-sthana: 2 definitions



Dhruvasthana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dhruvasthāna (ध्रुवस्थान) refers to the “stable place” (cf. Dhruva—‘the abode of Rudra’) and is used to describe the Goddess, according to the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—In the highest stage of her ascent Rudraśakti first reaches the abode of Rudra which the ancient Pāśupatas called Dhruva—the world of the pole star which is “Fixed” or “Stable” (both meanings of the word “dhruva”). From there she rises to the summit of Kubjikā’s universe, where she herself resides in the form of the Command. Once she reaches the plane of the Place of the Command, she completes (her) work as she wishes. By (her) movement, she moves all things, including gods, demons and men, Brahmā, Viṣṇu, Indra and Rudra, along with the mountains, forests and groves. The yogi whose mind is immersed in that should pierce through the Stable Place (dhruvasthāna).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dhruva-sthāna.—(IE 8-3), a station for the collection of the king's fixed grain share; cf. Dhruva. Note: dhruva-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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