Sadasya, Ṣaḍāsya, Shadasya, Shash-asya: 14 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Ṣaḍāsya can be transliterated into English as Sadasya or Shadasya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Sadasy.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Ṣaḍāsya (षडास्य) is the name of a Gaṇa-chief who participated in Vīrabhadra’s campaign against Dakṣa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.33. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] at the bidding of Śiva, the heroic Vīrabhadra went ahead followed by crores and crores, thousands and thousands, hundreds and hundreds of Gaṇas [viz., Ṣaḍāsya]. [...] While the march of Vīrabhadra was in progress, O great sage, many pleasing fortutious omens occurred”.

2) Sadasya (सदस्य) refers to “members of an assembly”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.42.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O great sage, after thus eulogising lord Śiva, I joined my palms in reverence and bent my head in humility. [...] The other gods too of delighted minds, the Siddhas, the sages and the Prajāpatis lauded Śiva joyously. Then the Gods of lower rank, Nāgas, and the Brahmins, the members of the assembly (i.e., Sadasya), bowed with devotion and eulogised Śiva severally”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sadasya (सदस्य).—The father of Upadānavī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 6. 23.

1b) For a sacrifice; members of a sacrificial meeting; Sanaka and other sages formed the Sadasyas for Soma's Rājasūya;1 in the army of the Devas at the Tārakāmaya.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 21; 97. 29.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 23. 21. Ib. 174. 5: 246. 42.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ṣaḍāsya (षडास्य) refers to “one having six faces”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “ The sacred seat Jāla is the Unmanifest. It is well placed in the southern quarter. [...] The sacred seat (i.e. maṭha?) Ūṣma, very fierce, is pure in heaven and on the earth. The gesture is Vikārālyā, which removes the fear of phenomenal existence. Conjoined with the (secret) language and the Choma, this is the unstruck sound of Jālāvvā. Well known as the Vidyā, the three worlds bow to it. Accomplished, divine, with six faces [i.e., ṣaḍāsya], giving supreme bliss, the guardian of the field is called ‘Jaya’. I praise the sacred seat Jāla, revered by the gods, which is divided into sixteen divisions”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sadasya (सदस्य).—m S A member of or a person seated in an assembly or a council. 2 An assistant or a by-stander at a sacrifice &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sadasya (सदस्य).—m A member.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sadasya (सदस्य).—[sadasi sādhu vasati vā yat]

1) Any person present at or belonging to an assembly, a member of an assembly (an assessor, a juror &c.); सदस्याग्न्यार्हणार्हं वै विमृशन्तः सभासदः (sadasyāgnyārhaṇārhaṃ vai vimṛśantaḥ sabhāsadaḥ) Bhāgavata 1.74.18.

2) An assistant at a sacrifice, a superintending or assisting priest; ऋषी- णामार्त्विज्यं शरणद सदस्याः सुरगणाः (ṛṣī- ṇāmārtvijyaṃ śaraṇada sadasyāḥ suragaṇāḥ) Śiva-mahimna 21; सदस्यै- रनुज्ञातः (sadasyai- ranujñātaḥ) Ś.3.

Derivable forms: sadasyaḥ (सदस्यः).

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

Sadasya (सदस्य).—m.

(-syaḥ) 1. An assistant or by-stander at a sacrifice, &c., one whose business it is to notice and correct mistakes. 2. Any person present at an assembly, a spectator, an assessor, a member, &c. E. sadas an assembly, yat aff.

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

Sadasya (सदस्य).—[sadas + ya], m. 1. An assistant at a sacrifice, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 32, 11. 2. Any person present or belonging to an assembly, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 13, 23.

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

Sadasya (सदस्य).—[masculine] partaker of an assembly, [especially] of a Sattra-sacrifice.

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

1) Sadasya (सदस्य):—[from sad] m. ‘present in the sacrificial enclosure’, an assessor, spectator, member of an assembly (at a sacrifice), a superintending priest, the seventeenth priest (whose duties [according to] to the Kuṣītakins, are merely to look on and correct mistakes), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] a person belonging to a learned court-circle, [Jātakamālā]

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

Sadasya (सदस्य):—(syaḥ) 1. m. An assistant at a sacrifice; a member of an assembly.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sadasya 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sadasya (सदस्य) [Also spelled sadasy]:—(nm) a member; ~[] membership; •[śulka] membership fee.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sadasya (ಸದಸ್ಯ):—[noun] a man who is legally a part of a society, party, community, legislature, parliament, board or other body; a member.

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