Hasti, aka: Hastī; 8 Definition(s)


Hasti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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


[Hasti in Purana glossaries]

Hastī (हस्ती):—Son of Bṛhatkṣatra (one of the five sons of Manyu, who was the son of Vitatha (another name for Bharadvāja)). He established the city of Hastināpura (New Delhi). He had three sons, named Ajamīḍha, Dvimīḍha and Purumīḍha. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.1, 9.21.19-20)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Hasti (हस्ति).—Is Nāga; a line of Krodhāvaśa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 349; 8. 70.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

[Hasti in Itihasa glossaries]

Hastī (हस्ती) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.51) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Hastī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Hasti in Buddhism glossaries]

Hasti (हस्ति, “elephant”) or Hastiratna refers to the “horse jewel” and represents the third of the “seven jewels of universal monarchs” (saptaratna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 85). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., hasti). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Hasti in Jainism glossaries]

Hastī (हस्ती, “elephant”).—The first of “fourteen dreams” of Triśalā.—The Elephant stood dignified with four tusks, tall, white like clouds, gigantic like mountain, serene, fortunate, and associated with good fortune.

(Source): Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Hasti in Marathi glossaries]

hastī (हस्ती).—m (S That has a hand.) An elephant. 2 (Properly hasta. See hattī) The thirteenth lunar mansion.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hastī (हस्ती).—m An elephant. The 13th lunar mansion.

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