Hastini, Hastinī: 5 definitions
Hastini 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Hastini (हस्तिनि).—A son of Bhadra.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 213.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
hastinī (हस्तिनी).—f (S) A female elephant. 2 An individual of one of the four classes into which womankind is distinguished. This class is described as of low stature, corpulent habits, curly hair, dark complexion, libidinous appetites, and furious passions.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
hastinī (हस्तिनी).—f A female elephant. An indivi- dual of one of the four classes of women.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A female elephant.
2) A kind of drug and perfume.
3) A woman of a particular class, one of the four classes into which writers on erotical science divide women (described as having thick lips, thick hips, thick fingers, large breasts, dark complexion, and libidinous appetite); the Ratimañjarī thus describes her:-स्थूलाधरा स्थूलनितम्बबिम्बा स्थूलाङ्गुलिः स्थूलकुचा सुशीला । कामोत्सुका गाढरतिप्रिया च नितान्तभोक्त्री (sthūlādharā sthūlanitambabimbā sthūlāṅguliḥ sthūlakucā suśīlā | kāmotsukā gāḍharatipriyā ca nitāntabhoktrī) (nitamba- kharvā) खलु हस्तिनी स्यात् (khalu hastinī syāt) (kariṇī matā sā) 8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Hastinī (हस्तिनी):—[from hastin > hasta] f. a female elephant, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.
2) [v.s. ...] a kind of drug and perfume (= haṭṭa-vilāsinī), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] a woman of a [particular] class (one of the 4 classes into which women are divided, described as having thick lips, thick hips, thick fingers, large breasts, dark complexion, and strong sexual passion), [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of Hastinā-pura, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 31 - The Superintendent of Elephants < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
Elephantology and its Ancient Sanskrit Sources (by Geetha N.)