Ghatasthana, Ghaṭasthāna, Ghata-sthana, Ghātasthāna: 3 definitions


Ghatasthana 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Ghaṭasthāna (घटस्थान, “Place of the Jar”):—The Yoginīs of the Yoginīcakra reside in the Ghaṭasthāna, kubjikāmata-tantra (or, kādiprakaraṇa). It is said that they are born from the water of this Jar and possess its qualities. This Ghaṭasthāna is localized above the heart-lotus (which refers to the Mātṛcakra), also known as the area of the throat (kaṇṭha). It is also known as Ghaṭādhāra (‘The Base of the Jar’). Located within the Ghaṭasthāna is the sixfold site of Kuleśvara which consists of a vajra-lotus where the Yoginīs are seated.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghātasthāna (घातस्थान).—a slaughter-house, place for execution; कदाचि- दियमालोक्यैव संनिकृष्टं घातस्थानम् (kadāci- diyamālokyaiva saṃnikṛṣṭaṃ ghātasthānam) Nāg.4.

Derivable forms: ghātasthānam (घातस्थानम्).

Ghātasthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghāta and sthāna (स्थान).

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

Ghātasthāna (घातस्थान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A slaughter house. 2. A place of execution. E. ghāta, and sthāna place. śmaśāne .

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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. 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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