Pishitashana, aka: Piśitāśanā, Piśitāśana, Pishita-ashana; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Piśitāśanā and Piśitāśana can be transliterated into English as Pisitasana or Pishitashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Piśitāsanā (पिशितासना) or Agnivaktrā is the name of a Goddess (Devī) presiding over Sopāra: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). Her weapon is the kaṭṭārikā. Furthermore, Piśitāsanā is accompanied by an unmentioned Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) and their abode is a śālmali-tree.

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Piśitāśana (पिशिताशन).—m.

1) flesh-eater, a demon, goblin; (chāyāḥ) संध्यापयोद- कपिशाः पिशिताशनानां चरन्ति (saṃdhyāpayoda- kapiśāḥ piśitāśanānāṃ caranti) Ś.3.26; Mb.3.142.37.

2) a man-eater, cannibal.

3) a wolf.

Derivable forms: piśitāśanaḥ (पिशिताशनः).

Piśitāśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piśita and aśana (अशन). See also (synonyms): piśitāśa, piśitāśin, piśitabhuj.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piśitāśana (पिशिताशन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nī-naṃ) Eating meat. m.

(-naḥ) A demon, a fiend, a cannibal. E. piśita, and aśana food.

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