Parshvasthita, Pārśvasthita, Parshva-sthita: 5 definitions
Parshvasthita 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 Pārśvasthita can be transliterated into English as Parsvasthita or Parshvasthita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pārśvasthita (पार्श्वस्थित) refers to “standing (behind) on either side (of Śiva)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.42 (“Description of the meeting of the Lord and the Mountain”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Seeing Śiva in front, Himavat bowed to Him. [...] Serpents had transformed themselves into ornaments on his body. He had a wonderful lustre and a divine refulgence. Gods served him with chowries in their hands. Viṣṇu was standing to the left, Brahmā to the right, Indra at his back. Behind on either side (pṛṣṭha-pārśvasthita), the gods were standing. He was being eulogised by the gods and others. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pārśvasthita (पार्श्वस्थित).—a. being close to, standing by the side of.
Pārśvasthita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pārśva and sthita (स्थित). See also (synonyms): pārśvaga, pārśvagama, pārśvacara.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pārśvasthita (पार्श्वस्थित):—[=pārśva-sthita] [from pārśva > pārśava] mfn. standing at the side, being near or close, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Parshva, Sthita.
Ends with: Prishthaparshvasthita.
Full-text: Parshvagama, Parshvacara, Parshvaga.
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