Ekastha, Eka-stha: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Ekastha (एकस्थ) refers to “(being) solely devoted (to meritorious karma)”, according to the Svacchandatantra verse 4.79b-81b.—Accordingly, “The Sādhaka is of two kinds. On the one hand, there is the śivadharmī, for whom the cosmic path is purified by Śaiva mantras and who is yoked to [particular] mantras that are to be mastered; he is knowledgeable, consecrated [to office], and devoted to the propitiation of mantras. This Śaiva Sādhaka is capable [of mastering] the threefold supernatural powers. The second [kind of Sādhaka] adheres to the mundane path and is devoted to the performance of good and meritorious works; desiring the fruits produced by [his] karma, he abides solely [devoted to] meritorious [karma] (śubha-ekastha), free of the unmeritorious. [The Guru] should always perform the destruction of the unmeritorious portion [of the candidate’s karma] with mantras”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekastha (एकस्थ).—a.

1) being or centred in one place; in one man; ज्ञानमेकस्थमाचार्ये (jñānamekasthamācārye) ...... शौर्यमेकस्थमाचार्ये (śauryamekasthamācārye) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.188.45. Ku. 1.49; हन्तैकस्थं क्वचिदपि न ते चण्डि सादृश्यमस्ति (hantaikasthaṃ kvacidapi na te caṇḍi sādṛśyamasti) Meghadūta 16.

2) close-standing, standing side by side.

3) collected, combined.

Ekastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and stha (स्थ).

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

Ekastha (एकस्थ).—mfn.

(-sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) Collected, assembled, conjoined, in one site or place. E. eka and stha what stays.

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

Ekastha (एकस्थ).—[eka-stha] (vb. sthā), adj. United, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 30, 26.

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

Ekastha (एकस्थ).—[adjective] standing together, joined, concentrated, assembled. — With bhū join, meet.*

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

1) Ekastha (एकस्थ):—[=eka-stha] [from eka] mfn. standing together, remaining in the same place, conjoined, combined, assembled, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Kumāra-sambhava] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] standing in or occupying only one panel, [Agni-purāṇa]

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

Ekastha (एकस्थ):—[eka-stha] (syaḥ-syā-syaṃ) a. Collected, united, assembled.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ekastha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkastha (ಏಕಸ್ಥ):—[adjective] being one only.

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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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