Pashupasha, Paśupāśa, Pashu-pasha: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Paśupāśa can be transliterated into English as Pasupasa or Pashupasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Paśupāśa (पशुपाश) refers to the “bonds that fetter the soul”, according to the 13th-century Matsyendrasaṃhitā: a Kubjikā-Tripurā oriented Tantric Yoga text of the Ṣaḍanvayaśāmbhava tradition from South India.—Accordingly, “[Devī spoke]:—O God, what kind of a woman is a Yoginī? Who is Māyā and who is Pāśavī? Tell me, O Bhairava, the pros and cons of having sex with them. [Bhairava spoke]:—A woman who is on the Kula Path [of the Yoginī clans], who avoids the path of bound souls [i.e. the path of the uninitiated], who is elevated by intoxication induced by liquor, and is free of the bonds that fetter the soul (paśupāśa), and whose mind is filled with the bliss of wine, is [called] a Yoginī in Śiva’s teaching”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
1) the cord with which the sacrificial animal is bound.
2) an animal sacrifice.
3) the bonds which enchain the individual soul, the world of sense.
Derivable forms: paśupāśaḥ (पशुपाशः).
Paśupāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms paśu and pāśa (पाश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paśupāśa (पशुपाश).—m. the fetter which enchains the soul, i. e. the external world, [Prabodhacandrodaya, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 59, 7.
Paśupāśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms paśu and pāśa (पाश).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paśupāśa (पशुपाश).—[masculine] the cord for (binding) the victim.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Paśupāśa (पशुपाश):—[=paśu-pāśa] [from paśu > paś] m. the cord with which the victim is bound, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] the chains which fetter the individual soul, the world of sense, [Prabodha-candrodaya]
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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: Pashu, Pasha.
Starts with: Pashupashaka, Pashupashavimoksha.
Full-text: Tattvatraya, Vimokshana, Vimoksha.
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