Samashrita, Samāśrita: 11 definitions


Samashrita 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 Samāśrita can be transliterated into English as Samasrita or Samashrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Samashrita in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Samāśrita (समाश्रित) means “present in” (i.e., situated/embedded in), according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya verse 4.27-29.—Accordingly, “The essential nature of the individual soul (aṇu) is the Self that has been supremely infused with the power of consciousness. It is present in the branches of the Kula [i.e., kulaśākhā-samāśrita] (i.e. the body) in association with the various supports (ādhārabheda). O goddess, one place and another bring each other to rest. Contemplated by (direct) experience, (each is of) a separate kind (and each bestows) a separate accomplishment. O goddess, I have explained that which is known as Āṇava”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Samāśrita (समाश्रित) means “reverting to” (i.e., ‘resorting to’ or ‘seeking shelter in’), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “[...] On seeing her with perfect control over her sense-organs and engrossed in serving Him always, the lord mercifully thought. ‘I shall take her only when the last seed of ego goes away from her; when she herself performs a penance’. Thinking thus, the lord of the Bhūtas reverted to meditation [i.e., dhyāna-samāśrita]. The lord who could indulge in great sports became a great Yogin. [...]”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Samashrita in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Samāśrita (समाश्रित) refers to “being supported (while seated)”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] In an isolated, solitary, clean and very beautiful place, [the Yogin] sits comfortably on a level seat and is supported (samāśrita) a little from behind. His whole body is placed comfortably and he [remains] very steady and very still. Having fixed his gaze [on an empty space] the measure of a straight arm’s length [in front], he should practice [thus]. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

samāśrita (समाश्रित).—p S Sheltered, protected, received into asylum.

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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»] — Samashrita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samāśrita (समाश्रित).—p. p.

1) Assembled.

2) Taking refuge,

3) Dependent on.

4) Relating to.

5) Furnished.

-taḥ A servant.

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

Samāśrita (समाश्रित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Protected, defended, cherished, refuged. E. sam intensitive, and āśrita refuged.

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

Samāśrita (समाश्रित).—[adjective] leaning or resting on, resorted to, entered or being in ([accusative], [locative], or —°), got to, arrived at ([accusative]); devoted to, intent upon ([accusative] or —°); relating or belonging to (—°); pass. resorted to, sought, chosen; visited or afflicted by ([instrumental] or —°).

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

1) Samāśrita (समाश्रित):—[=sam-āśrita] [from samā-śri] mfn. come together, assembled, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

2) [v.s. ...] going or resorting to, living or dwelling in, fixed or staying or standing in or on, flowing into ([accusative] [locative case], or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] (also -vat, ‘one who has attained’, with [accusative]), [Harivaṃśa; Pañcatantra]

4) [v.s. ...] following or practising, leaning on, taking refuge with ([accusative]), [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] resting or dependent on ([locative case]), [Kaṭha-upaniṣad]

6) [v.s. ...] relating to, concerning ([compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

7) [v.s. ...] stating, asserting, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

8) [v.s. ...] (with pass. sense) leaned on (for support), resorted to, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

9) [v.s. ...] had recourse to, chosen, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha on Pāṇini 7-1, 1]

10) [v.s. ...] endowed or provided or furnished with ([instrumental case]), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

11) [v.s. ...] visited or afflicted by ([compound]), [Mahābhārata]

12) [v.s. ...] m. a dependant, servant (cf. āśrayaṇīya), Raljat.

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

Samāśrita (समाश्रित):—[samā+śrita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Protected, cherished.

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

Samāśrita (समाश्रित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Samassia, Samāsiya.

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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»] — Samashrita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Samāśrita (ಸಮಾಶ್ರಿತ):—[adjective] completely protected, guarded.

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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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