Dushtacetas, Duṣṭacetas, Dushta-cetas: 9 definitions


Dushtacetas means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Duṣṭacetas can be transliterated into English as Dustacetas or Dushtacetas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dushtachetas.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Duṣṭacetas (दुष्टचेतस्) refers to one who is “evil-minded”, and is used by Satī to describe the sages and Devas attending Dakṣa’s sacrifice, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.29. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Then inciting the fury of Dakṣa further, she said to Viṣṇu and all other Devas and sages unhesitatingly.. Satī said:—‘[...] O sages and Devas, you listen to my words. Your action is improper in every respect. You have become evil-minded (duṣṭacetas). You are deluded. You revel in reproaching Śiva and quarrelling with Him. Everyone of you will get due punishment from 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)

[«previous next»] — Dushtacetas in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Duṣṭacetas (दुष्टचेतस्) refers to “evil-minded (spirits)”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 15.4cd-7ab, while describing protection rituals]—“Since all Rakṣasas run away and are killed, then O Devi, I call [white mustard seeds] rakṣoghna. They spread on Earth and in all battles between demons and the chiefs of gods. [Mustard seeds] are employed as killers of villains in order to accomplish the destruction of enemies. Since their purpose is accomplished then they are called white mustard on Earth. They take away pride in evil-minded spirits (duṣṭacetasbhūtānāṃ duṣṭacetasām)”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Duṣṭacetas (दुष्टचेतस्).—a. evil-minded, malevolent, wicked.

Duṣṭacetas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms duṣṭa and cetas (चेतस्). See also (synonyms): duṣṭadhī, duṣṭabuddhi.

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

Duṣṭacetas (दुष्टचेतस्).—mfn.

(-tāḥ-tāḥ-taḥ) 1. Melevolent. 2. Stupid. E. duṣṭa, and cetas the heart or mind.

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

Duṣṭacetas (दुष्टचेतस्).—adj. malevolent, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 225. Nis, adj. senseless, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 77, 12.

Duṣṭacetas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms duṣṭa and cetas (चेतस्).

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

Duṣṭacetas (दुष्टचेतस्).—[adjective] evil-minded.

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

Duṣṭacetas (दुष्टचेतस्):—[=duṣṭa-cetas] [from duṣṭa > duṣ] mfn. evil-minded, malevolent, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Duṣṭacetas (दुष्टचेतस्):—[duṣṭa-cetas] (tāḥ-tāḥ-taḥ) a. Malevolent, ill disposed, stupid.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dushtacetas 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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