Ishta, aka: Iṣṭa; 6 Definition(s)
Ishta 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.
The Sanskrit term Iṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Ista or Ishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Iṣṭa (इष्ट, “desired”) refers to a “favourable mind”, and is one of the three aspects of the mind (manas), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. Accordingly, “everything favourable (iṣṭa) should be represented by the happy movement of limbs, horripilation and the opening of the mouth. In case of a favourable sound, form, touch, smell or taste, one should show a happy face by concentrating the senses concerned in mind”.(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Iṣṭa (इष्ट).—1. Given, desired or chosen at pleasure. 2. iṣṭagraha i.e., desired or given planet. Note: Iṣṭa is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.(Source): Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
iṣṭa (इष्ट).—(S) Wished or desired: loved or liked: approved, preferred, cherished. 2 Favorable or auspicious--an aspect, a conjunction &c. 3 In arithmetic. Assumed or supposed. Ex. of comp. iṣṭakāḷa, iṣṭaghaṭī or ghaṭikā, iṣṭamuhūrtta, iṣṭarāśi.
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iṣṭa (इष्ट).—m (S) A friend. 2 n f S An act of sacrifice or oblation; any essential ceremony, as ablution, investiture &c.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
iṣṭa (इष्ट).—m A friend. a Desired; favourable; assumed.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Iṣṭa (इष्ट).—p. p. [iṣ icchāyāṃ karmaṇi kta]
1) Wished, desired, longed for, wished for; उपपन्नो गुणैरिष्टैः (upapanno guṇairiṣṭaiḥ) Nala.1.1.
2) Beloved, agreeable, liked, favourite, dear; °आत्मजः (ātmajaḥ) Mu.2.8 fond of sons.
3) Worshipped, reverenced.
5) Approved, regarded as good.
6) Desirable; see इष्टापूर्त (iṣṭāpūrta).
7) Sacrificed, worshipped with sacrifices.
8) Supposed (kalpita); oft. used in Līlavatī.
-ṣṭaḥ 1 A lover, husband, beloved person; इष्टप्रवासजनितानि (iṣṭapravāsajanitāni) Ś.4.3.
2) A friend; इष्टानामिष्ट- कर्मकृत (iṣṭānāmiṣṭa- karmakṛta) Pt.1.57;2.172.
3) Name of a tree (eraṃḍa).
4) Name of Viṣṇu.
5) A sacrifice.
-ṣṭā Name of a tree (śamī).
-ṣṭam 1 Wish, desire.
2) A holy ceremony or संस्कार (saṃskāra). एतदिष्टं प्रवृत्ताख्यम् (etadiṣṭaṃ pravṛttākhyam) Bhāg.7.15.49.
3) A sacrifice; Bṛ. Up.4.1.2; see इष्टापूर्त (iṣṭāpūrta). ind. Voluntarily.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Janeṣṭa (जनेष्ट).—a. desired or liked by the people. -ṣṭaḥ a kind of jasmine. -ṣṭā turmeric. Ja...
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Ayatheṣṭa (अयथेष्ट).—a. 1) not as wished or desired, disliked. 2) not enough or sufficient. Aya...
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.5.245 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
Verse 2.4.269 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha: The Spiritual Kingdom]
Verse 2.6.295 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Chandogya Upanishad (english Translation) (by Swami Lokeswarananda)
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.108 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 2.4.41 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 2.4.47 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 23 - Vimuktātman (a.d. 1200) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 24 - Rāmādvaya (a.d. 1300) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya (by Śrī Gunaraja Khan)