Gabhasti: 17 definitions

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Gabhasti 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Gabhasti (गभस्ति) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Gabhasti) various roles suitable to them.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Gabhasti in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

1) Gabhasti (गभस्ति).—One of the nine divisions of Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 74. Gabhasti is surrounded by an ocean (sāgara) and is one thousand yojanas in extent. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

2) Gabhasti (गभस्ति).—One of the seven major rivers in Śākadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 86. Śākadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Medhātithi, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu.

Svāyambhuva Manu was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gabhasti (गभस्ति).—A river in Śākadvīpa; same as Sukṛta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 96: Matsya-purāṇa 122. 33. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 65.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Gabhasti (गभस्ति) refers to the “rays (of divine light)”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Ṛṣi Vyāsa said to the Goddess: “[...] (I have) fallen from wisdom. (I have) fallen from (my) austerities and from heaven. (I have) fallen from (my) final goal. O divine mistress of the gods, you are my saviour in (this) profanity (adivyaka). (Your) form is Viṣṇu and the rays (of divine Light) [i.e., gabhasti]. You have created the entire universe. Kaulinī, assume your own (true) nature and reveal reality!”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gabhasti (गभस्ति).—m S The sun. Ex. putra jāhālā nāmēṃ pau- lasti || parama tējasvī jaisā ga0 ॥.

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

gabhasti (गभस्ति).—n The sun.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gabhasti (गभस्ति).—m., f.

1) A ray of light, a sunbeam or moonbeam; यथा राजन्प्रजाः सर्वाः सूर्यः पाति गभस्तिभिः (yathā rājanprajāḥ sarvāḥ sūryaḥ pāti gabhastibhiḥ) Mb. 3.33.71.

2) Ved. The shaft (of a car).

3) The forepart of the arm, the hand.

-stiḥ The sun. -f. An epithet of Svāhā, the wife of Agni.

Derivable forms: gabhastiḥ (गभस्तिः).

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

Gabhasti (गभस्ति).—mf.

(-stiḥ) A ray light, a sun or moon-beam. m.

(-stiḥ) The sun. f.

(-stiḥ) A name of Swaha the wife of Agni. E. ga for go the heaven, bhas to shine, and ktic aff.

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

Gabhasti (गभस्ति).—m. and f. 1. An arm, Chr. 290, 10 = [Rigveda.] i. 64, 10. 2. A ray of light, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 27, 3.

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

Gabhasti (गभस्ति).—[masculine] arm, hand, ray.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Gabhasti (गभस्ति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—on [dharma] Quoted by Hemādri in Pariśeṣakhaṇḍa 2, 50.

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

1) Gabhasti (गभस्ति):—[from gabha] m. ‘fork (?)’, arm, hand, [Ṛg-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa iv, 1, 1, 9]

2) [v.s. ...] ([Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 5]) a ray of light, sunbeam, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] the sun, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of an Āditya, [Rāmapūjāsar.]

5) [v.s. ...] of a Ṛṣi, [Brahma-purāṇa ii, 12]

6) [v.s. ...] (also [probably] ‘a pole’,in syūma-g°, p. 1273)

7) [v.s. ...] f. Name of Svāhā (the wife of Agni), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] m. (or f.) [dual number] the two arms or hands, [Ṛg-veda i, iii, v ff.]

9) Gabhastī (गभस्ती):—[from gabhasti > gabha] f. Name of a river, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa ii, 4, 36]

10) Gabhasti (गभस्ति):—[from gabha] mfn. shining (‘fork-like’, double-edged or sharp-edged, pointed?), [Ṛg-veda i, 54, 4; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa ii] (cf. syūma-g)

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

Gabhasti (गभस्ति):—(stiḥ) 2. m. f. A ray of light. m. The sun. f. Wife of Agni.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gabhasti (गभस्ति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gahatthi.

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Gabhasti 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

Gabhasti (ಗಭಸ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] a ray or beam of light.

2) [noun] the sun.

3) [noun] the forepart of the arm; the hand.

4) [noun] Svāhā, the wife of the fire-god Agni.

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Gābhasti (ಗಾಭಸ್ತಿ):—

1) [noun] a ray or beam of light.

2) [noun] (fig.) knowledge, (esp. spiritual knowledge).

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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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