Nabhastala, Nabhas-tala: 8 definitions


Nabhastala 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Nabhastala in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nabhastala (नभस्तल) refers to the “surface of the sky”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly: “[...] O Kujā, in the bliss of playful dalliance, a seed is emitted from us. Energized by (our) radiant power, it abides in the supreme firmament, illumining the surface of the sky (nabhastala) [ca dyotayantaṃ nabhastalam]. It is held in the Sky by the Wind born from the energy of my will. O Kujā, there will be a great Siddha within it born from an aspect of me. He will possess all my qualities, O mistress of the Śrīkula. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nabhastala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nabhastala (नभस्तल).—

1) the atmosphere.

2) the lower region of the sky; (lebhe) नभस्तलश्यामतनुं तनूजम् (nabhastalaśyāmatanuṃ tanūjam) R.18.6.

Derivable forms: nabhastalam (नभस्तलम्).

Nabhastala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nabhas and tala (तल).

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

Nabhastala (नभस्तल).—m.

(-laḥ) The atmosphere. E. nabhas sky, and tala below.

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

Nabhastala (नभस्तल).—[neuter] the celestial vault, cope of heaven.

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

1) Nabhastala (नभस्तल):—[=nabhas-tala] [from nabhas > nabh] n. ‘sky-surface’, firmament, [Varāha-mihira; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the 10th solar mansion, [Varāha-mihira]

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

Nabhastala (नभस्तल):—[nabha-stala] (laḥ) 1. m. The atmosphere.

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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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