Pishitasha, Piśitāśa, Pishita-asha: 7 definitions
Pishitasha 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 Piśitāśa can be transliterated into English as Pisitasa or Pishitasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)
Piśitāśa (पिशिताश) is the name of a Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) and together with Agnivaktrā they preside over Sopāra: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra. Their weapon is the kaṭṭārikā. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).
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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) flesh-eater, a demon, goblin; (chāyāḥ) संध्यापयोद- कपिशाः पिशिताशनानां चरन्ति (saṃdhyāpayoda- kapiśāḥ piśitāśanānāṃ caranti) Ś.3.26; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.142.37.
2) a man-eater, cannibal.
3) a wolf.
Derivable forms: piśitāśaḥ (पिशिताशः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piśitāśa (पिशिताश).—[adjective] eating flesh; [masculine] a Rakṣas or Piśāca, demon, fiend.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Piśitāśa (पिशिताश):—[from piśita > piś] m. a f°-eating demon, a Piśāca or Rakṣas, [Harivaṃśa; Rājataraṅgiṇī]
2) Piśitāśā (पिशिताशा):—[from piśitāśa > piśita > piś] f. Name of a Yoginī, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] he who eats flesh.
2) [noun] a demon.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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