Samasta, aka: Sāmasta; 6 Definition(s)


Samasta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Samasta (समस्त) refers to one of the eleven methods used with certain types of saptopāya (seven means) according to the 11th-century Netratantroddyota (v 18.10-12). According to the 10th-century Kakṣapuṭatantra verses 1.89-91, the method called saptopāya (seven means) should be performed when a mantra has had no effect. Among the saptopāya, the drāvaṇa, bodhana, poṣaya, śoṣaṇa, and dahanīya use a bīja, and attach it to the mantra. Kṣemarājaʼs commentary on the Netratantra (the Netratantroddyota) verses 18.10-12 gives a detailed account of 11 methods to tie a bīja to a mantra (for example, Samasta).

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geogprahy

Samasta.—(IE 8-1), corrupt form of saṃvat especially in medieval Orissan records. Note: samasta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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samasta (समस्त).—a (S) All; the whole number, or the whole quantity or mass. 2 Compounded--a word &c. 3 Complete, entire, perfect. 4 Compounded or combined with; gathered into and subsisting with; comprehended, comprised, or contained in. A term of profound philosophy. See samaṣṭi & vyaṣṭi.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samasta (समस्त).—a All; complete. Compounded with.

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

Samasta (समस्त).—p. p.

1) Thrown together, combined; समस्तं व्यस्तं त्वां शरणद गृणात्योमिति पदम् (samastaṃ vyastaṃ tvāṃ śaraṇada gṛṇātyomiti padam) Śiva-mahima 27; विशन्त्ययो दुर्गममार्गनिर्गमं समस्तसंबाधमनर्थपञ्जरम् (viśantyayo durgamamārganirgamaṃ samastasaṃbādhamanarthapañjaram) Pt.1.383.

2) Compounded.

3) Pervading the whole of anything.

4) Abridged, contracted, condensed.

5) All, whole, entire.

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Sāmasta (सामस्त).—Science of word-composition.

Derivable forms: sāmastam (सामस्तम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samasta (समस्त).—mfn.

(-staḥ-stā-staṃ) 1. All, whole, entire, complete. 2. Compound, compounded. 3. Abridged, contracted. m.

(-staḥ) A whole, the aggregate of all the parts. E. sam together, as to throw or direct, aff. kta .

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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