Garhasthya, Gārhasthya: 12 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Garhasthy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Garhasthya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य) refers to the “manners of a householder”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Returning to His mountain, Śiva in his excitement caused by his separation from his beloved, remembered Satī, who was dearer to Him than his very life. [...] Abandoning the polished manners of a householder [i.e., gārhasthya-sadgati], He cast off his dress and roamed about all the worlds, clever in divine sports that He was. Not seeing her anywhere, the pangs of his separation from Satī increasing, Śiva, the benefactor of His devotees, returned to His mountain and entered into trance for the destruction of misery. Thereupon He saw His imperishable real form. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य).—[gṛhasthasya bhāvaḥ karma vā ṣyañ]

1) The order or stage of life of a householder (gṛhastha); गार्हस्थ्यं चैव याज्याश्च सर्वा गृह्याश्च देवताः (gārhasthyaṃ caiva yājyāśca sarvā gṛhyāśca devatāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 14.7.1.

2) Domestic affairs, household.

3) The five Yajñas to be daily performed by a householder.

Derivable forms: gārhasthyam (गार्हस्थ्यम्).

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

Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य).—n.

(-sthyaṃ) The order or estate of a householder. E. gṛhastha and yañ aff.

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

Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य).—i. e. gṛha-stha + ya, I. adj. Befitting the householder, Mahābhārata 9, 2854. Ii. n. 1. Condition of a householder, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 106, 21. 2. Household, Mahābhārata 14, 162. 3. Abode, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 33, 15.

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

Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य).—[adjective] pertaining to a householder; [neuter] household.

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

1) Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य):—[from gārha] mfn. (sometimes wrongly spelt stha) ([from] gṛha-stha), fit for or incumbent on a householder, [Mahābhārata ix, xiii]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the order or estate of a householder, of the father or mother of a family, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra iii, 36; Mahābhārata i, iii; Rāmāyaṇa ii, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] household, domestic affairs, [Mahābhārata xiv, 162; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii; ix, 6, 47.]

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

Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य):—(sthyaṃ) 1. n. Order, state, or condition of a house-holder.

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

Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gārihatthiya.

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Garhasthya 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Garhasthya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gārhasthya (गार्हस्थ्य) [Also spelled garhasthy]:—(nm) the phase of the householder in life; —[dharma] the duties enjoined upon a householder.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Gārhasthya (ಗಾರ್ಹಸ್ಥ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] the order or stage of life, the state or position, of a householder.

2) [noun] the domestic affairs of a person.

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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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