Dhyanastha, Dhyānastha, Dhyana-stha: 6 definitions


Dhyanastha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Dhyānastha (ध्यानस्थ) refers to “one engaged in meditation”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada: “On hearing these words of the lord of mountains, lord Śiva slightly opened his eyes and cast a glance on the lord of mountains who was accompanied by his attendants. On seeing the lord of mountains with his followers, the bull-bannered god Śiva, the lord of the universe permanently engaged in meditation and Yogic practice [i.e., dhyānasthadhyānayogasthaḥ] said smilingly. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhyanastha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhyānastha (ध्यानस्थ).—a (S) In poetry and vulgo dhyānasta a Absorbed in meditation (esp. upon the Deity). Ex. dēva āṇi bhakta || tanmaya atidhyānasta ||. 2 Lost in thought; abstracted or absent.

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

dhyānastha (ध्यानस्थ).—a Absorbed in meditation. Lost in thought.

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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

[«previous next»] — Dhyanastha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhyānastha (ध्यानस्थ).—a. absorbed in meditation; lost in thought.

Dhyānastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhyāna and stha (स्थ).

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

Dhyānastha (ध्यानस्थ):—[=dhyāna-stha] [from dhyāna > dhyai] ([Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]) mfn. absorbed in m°.

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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

[«previous next»] — Dhyanastha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhyānastha (ಧ್ಯಾನಸ್ಥ):—[adjective] engaged in deep and abstract, religious meditation.

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Dhyānastha (ಧ್ಯಾನಸ್ಥ):—[noun] a man engaged in deep and abstract, religious meditation.

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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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