Hritstha, Hṛtstha, Hṛtsthā: 5 definitions


Hritstha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Hṛtstha and Hṛtsthā can be transliterated into English as Hrtstha or Hritstha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Hṛtstha (हृत्स्थ) (Cf. Hṛdayastha) refers to “that which is located in the heart”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “What is the other group of four? One should know that it is the progressive arising, externally and internally, of the sacred seats. In the (regular forward) order the sequence is O (Oḍḍiyāna) JĀ (Jālandhara) PŪ (Pūrṇagiri) KĀ (Kāmarūpa), and KĀ PŪ JĀ O in the reverse order [i.e., vyatikrama]. They are located (between the) eyebrows, in the cavity (of the mouth), in the throat and in heart [i.e., hṛtsthabhrūrandhrakaṇṭhahṛtsthāḥ], respectively. Pervading one's own body, they are located in the Liṅga, Foundation, the Self-supported and the navel. They should be known to be within one’s own (subtle) body in the reverse order”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Hṛtstha (हृत्स्थ).—mfn.

(-tsthaḥ-tsthā-tsthaṃ) Seated in the heart. E. hṛt, stha what stays.

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

Hṛtstha (हृत्स्थ).—[adjective] being in the heart.

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

Hṛtstha (हृत्स्थ):—[=hṛt-stha] [from hṛt > hṛd] mfn. standing or abiding in the h°, [Bhagavad-gītā]

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

Hṛtstha (हृत्स्थ):—[hṛ-tstha] (sthaḥ-sthā-sthaṃ) a. In the heart.

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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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