Pratishtambha, Pratiṣṭambha: 11 definitions


Pratishtambha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Pratiṣṭambha can be transliterated into English as Pratistambha or Pratishtambha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pratishtambha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Karālākṣa (करालाक्ष) refers to “paralyzing” or “benumbing (one’s arm)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “[...] Then Indra burnt within himself by the benumbing of his arm (bāhu-pratiṣṭaṃbha) like a serpent whose exploits had been curbed by pronouncing magical formulas. On seeing him resplendent, Bṛhaspati realised immediately that he was lord Śiva himself and bowed to him. Then the noble-minded Bṛhaspati joined his palms in reverence. He prostrated before him on the ground and began to eulogise the lord.—[...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratishtambha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टंभ).—m S Resistance, opposition, withstanding.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratishtambha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ).—Obstruction, impediment, resistance, opposition, obstacle; बाहुप्रतिष्टम्भविवृद्धमन्युः (bāhupratiṣṭambhavivṛddhamanyuḥ) R.2.32,59.

Derivable forms: pratiṣṭambhaḥ (प्रतिष्टम्भः).

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

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ).—m.

(-mbhaḥ) Obstacle, impediment, opposition. E. prati before, ṣṭabhi to hinder, aff. ac; or prati + stambha-bhāve ghañ ṣatvam .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ).—i. e. prati -stambh + a, m. Obstacle, impediment.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ):—[=prati-ṣṭambha] [from prati-ṣṭabdha] m. obstruction, impediment, hindrance, [Raghuvaṃśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pratiṣṭambha (प्रतिष्टम्भ):—[prati-ṣṭambha] (mbhaḥ) 1. m. Obstacle.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pratistambha (प्रतिस्तम्भ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paḍikkhaṃbha.

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Pratishtambha in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratishtambha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pratiṣṭaṃbha (ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಟಂಭ):—[noun] something that obstructs or hinders progress or course of action; an obstacle; a hindrance.

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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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