Mritavastha, Mṛtāvasthā, Mrita-avastha: 1 definition
Mritavastha 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 term Mṛtāvasthā can be transliterated into English as Mrtavastha or Mritavastha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Mṛtāvasthā (मृतावस्था) refers to the “stage of the dead”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 5.20.—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra said to Vyāsa:—“[...] Those who perform holy rites, who are endowed with very pious penance and who always worship Śiva should be honoured in every way always. [...] In the state of trance there are various stages such as the stage of the log of wood, the stage of the dead [i.e., mṛtāvasthā] and the stage of Harita. All these are destructive of all sins. [...]”.
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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