Ghatasthana, aka: Ghata-sthana, Ghaṭasthāna, Ghātasthāna; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghātasthāna (घातस्थान).—n.

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

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