Samipastha, Samīpastha, Samipa-stha: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Samipastha in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Samīpastha (समीपस्थ) refers to “nearby” (e.g., ‘to worship someone nearby’), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 13.29-36, while describing the appearance and worship of Rudra]—“[...] [Rudra] has noble nature [and holds] a spike for safety. Carrying a citrus tree, mighty Deva [also] has a rosary. Now, [the Mantrin] should think [so that] Deva appears, his many arms posed in a dance [position]. [The Mantrin meditates on Rudra] who holds Umā at [his] side. Or [the Mantrin visualizes Rudra] as half of Viṣṇu. [Or finally, the Mantrin visualizes Rudra as] taking a bride. [The Mantrin] worships him nearby (samīpastha)”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Samīpastha (समीपस्थ) refers to “standing (near) by”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] Thus the good sage spent a long time with his mind utterly agitated by pangs of love. Once while the good sage was on his way to the river Puṣpabhadrā for taking his bath he happened to see the young maiden Padmā who was as charming as goddess Lakṣmī. The sage asked the persons standing by (samīpastha)—‘Who is this girl?’ The people, afraid of the curse bowed to the sage and replied. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

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

Samīpastha (समीपस्थ).—a. adjacent, neighbouring.

Samīpastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms samīpa and stha (स्थ). See also (synonyms): samīpavartin.

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

Samīpastha (समीपस्थ).—[samīpa-stha], adj. Placed, or situated, or living near, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 44, 3.

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

Samīpastha (समीपस्थ).—[adjective] = samīpaga.

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

1) Samīpastha (समीपस्थ):—[=samīpa-stha] [from samīpa] mfn. = -vartin, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] approaching, imminent (as death), [Subhāṣitāvali]

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

Samīpastha (ಸಮೀಪಸ್ಥ):—[adjective] = ಸಮೀಪಸ್ಥಿತ [samipasthita].

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Samīpastha (ಸಮೀಪಸ್ಥ):—[noun] a man who is close by or beside.

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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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