Ekashiti, Ekāśīti, Eka-ashiti: 6 definitions
Ekashiti 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 Ekāśīti can be transliterated into English as Ekasiti or Ekashiti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Ekāśīti (एकाशीति) refers to “(the sequence of the) eighty-one (syllable mantra)”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “That, O goddess, is said to be the subtle (form), now listen to the gross one. [...] She makes the Great Sound (of mantra) and, very powerful, she makes (the worlds) tremble. She is powerfully penetrated by the bliss of the Command and, wearing a human skin as a shawl and (human) skin (as clothing) [i.e., tvaca-parīdhānā], she resides in the sequence of the eighty-one (syllable mantra) [i.e., ekāśīti-krama]. O fair one, such is the visualized form (dhyāna) there will be in the aged state. The Vidyā here is Mahāmāyā whose form is sixteen syllables”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ekāśīti (एकाशीति).—f. eighty-one.
Derivable forms: ekāśītiḥ (एकाशीतिः).
Ekāśīti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and aśīti (अशीति).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ekāśīti (एकाशीति).—eighty-one. Pañcāśiti, i. e.
Ekāśīti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and aśīti (अशीति).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ekāśīti (एकाशीति):—[from eka] f. 81
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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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