Pitristhana, aka: Pitṛsthāna, Pitri-sthana; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pitṛsthāna can be transliterated into English as Pitrsthana or Pitristhana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Pitristhana in Purana glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

Pitṛsthāna (पितृस्थान).—Ākāśa and southern directions.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 76. 34.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pitristhana in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

Pitṛsthāna (पितृस्थान).—a guardian (who is in the place of a father).

Derivable forms: pitṛsthānaḥ (पितृस्थानः).

Pitṛsthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and sthāna (स्थान). See also (synonyms): pitṛsthānīya.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pitṛsthāna (पितृस्थान).—m.

(-naḥ) A guardian, a protector. n.

(-naṃ) The abode of the manes. E. pitṛ, and sthāna like, or in place of; or a place, an abode.

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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