Samsthita, Saṃsthita: 13 definitions


Samsthita 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Saṃsthita (संस्थित) means “to abide (somewhere)”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Bhagavat (Viṣṇu) said to Śaṃkara: “O Śambhu! Supreme Void [i.e., paramākāśa]! (You) whose mind is centred on the goddess! The goddess in the form of Kumārī was born on Himavat’s mountain. She gave this Liṅga which is reality and the supreme cause (of all things). And I am the authority there. I, Kumārikā, am a limb of that (Liṅga). Thus, (I) abide [i.e., saṃsthita] as the bliss of my own experience of the Void. O Vyāsa whom do you contemplate having performed painful austerities?”.

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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»] — Samsthita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Saṃsthita (संस्थित) refers to a “resident”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] O great Goddess, please fulfil the desire of the God, O Śivā, so that the words of Sanatkumāra may be fruitful. O Goddess, incarnating again on the earth please be the wife of Rudra (Śiva) again. Carry on your sports in a fitting manner and let the Gods be happy. O Goddess, may Rudra too, the resident of Kailāsa [i.e., kailāsācala-saṃsthita] be happy. Let all become happy. Let misery perish entirely. [...]”.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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

saṃsthita (संस्थित).—p S Stopped, terminated, concluded, ended: (with implication of completeness or rightness.) 2 Standing or staying with, together, at, or in.

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

saṃsthita (संस्थित).—p Stopped, Staying with.

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

Saṃsthita (संस्थित).—p. p.

1) Being or standing together.

2) Being, staying; नियोगसंस्थित (niyogasaṃsthita) Pt.1.92.

3) Adjacent, contiguous.

4) Resembling, like.

5) Collected, heaped.

6) Settled, fixed, established.

7) Placed in or on, being in.

8) Stationary.

9) Stopped, completed, ended, finished; क्व न खलु संस्थिते कर्मणि आत्मान विनोदयामि (kva na khalu saṃsthite karmaṇi ātmāna vinodayāmi) Ś.3.

1) Dead, deceased; प्रमदामनु संस्थितः शुचा (pramadāmanu saṃsthitaḥ śucā) R.1.72; Ms.3. 247.

11) Shaped, formed well; संस्थितदोर्विषाणः (saṃsthitadorviṣāṇaḥ) Rām.3. 31.46.

12) Frequented (as a place); तां श्वभिः खादयेद्राजा संस्थाने बहुसंस्थिते (tāṃ śvabhiḥ khādayedrājā saṃsthāne bahusaṃsthite) Ms.8.371.

-tam 1 State; एष योत्स्यति संग्रामे नाशयन् पूर्वसंस्थितम् (eṣa yotsyati saṃgrāme nāśayan pūrvasaṃsthitam) Mb.5.171.2.

2) Form, shape; वराहसंस्थितं भूतं मत्समीपं समागतम् (varāhasaṃsthitaṃ bhūtaṃ matsamīpaṃ samāgatam) Mb.3.167.18.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Saṃsthita (संस्थित).—nt. (in Sanskrit as ppp., and cited once as n., form, in [Boehtlingk] from Mahābhārata but probably false reading; Crit ed. 5.168.2 pūrva-saṃsthitim, v.l. °tam; according to [Paia-sadda-mahaṇṇavo], Prakrit saṃṭhia, form), condition, state of existence: sukhenti sarva- sattvānāṃ °tāni nareśvarāḥ Mahāvastu i.91.8 (verse), make the conditions (of life) of all creatures happy.

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

Saṃsthita (संस्थित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Dead, deceased. 2. Ended, finished. 3. Established, fixed. 4. Staying, stationary. 5. Residing, being in or at. 6. Heaped, collected. 7. Placed in or on. 8. Near or contiguous to. 9. Like, resembling. E. sam before ṣṭhā to stay, aff. kta .

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

Saṃsthita (संस्थित).—[adjective] standing or having stood (in battle); being in or on ([locative], upari, or —°); abiding, staying, lasting; resting or depending on, familiar with ([locative]); perfect, finished; dead, deceased.

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

1) Saṃsthita (संस्थित):—[=saṃ-sthita] [from saṃ-sthā] mfn. standing (as opp. to ‘lying’ or ‘sitting’), [Yājñavalkya]

2) [v.s. ...] one who has stood or held out (in fight), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] placed, resting, lying, sitting, being in or on (upari [locative case], or [compound]), [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] abiding, remaining, left standing (for a long time, as food; with tathaiva, ‘remaining in the same condition’), [Yājñavalkya; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Raghuvaṃśa]

5) [v.s. ...] lasting, enduring, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] imminent, future, [Harivaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] shaped, formed (cf. duḥand su-s), appearing in a [particular] shape or form, formed like, resembling (often ifc.; with navadhā, ‘ninefold’; with masī-rūpeṇa, ‘appearing in the form of black ink’), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] being in a [particular] state or condition, addicted or given to, intent upon ([locative case] or [compound]), [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

9) [v.s. ...] founded or based upon ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata]

10) [v.s. ...] directed to wards, fixed upon ([compound]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

11) [v.s. ...] relating to, concerning ([locative case] or [compound]), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] skilled in, acquainted or familiar with ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] started, set out for ([dative case] or abhimukham), [Rāmāyaṇa]

14) [v.s. ...] frequented (as a place), [Manu-smṛti viii, 371]

15) [v.s. ...] finished, concluded, completed, ready, [Brāhmaṇa; ???]

16) [v.s. ...] perished, died (n. [impersonal or used impersonally]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

17) [v.s. ...] near or contiguous to, [Horace H. Wilson]

18) [v.s. ...] heaped, collected, [ib.]

19) [v.s. ...] n. conduct, [Catalogue(s)]

20) [v.s. ...] form, shape, [Mahābhārata]

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

Saṃsthita (संस्थित):—[saṃ-sthita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Dead; finished; fixed; staying; heaped; placed in or on or near; resembling.

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

Saṃsthita (संस्थित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Saṃṭhia.

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

Saṃsthita (ಸಂಸ್ಥಿತ):—

1) [adjective] standing (as diff. from sitting or lying).

2) [adjective] being together; paired or paired with.

3) [adjective] situated or being very close to or being by the side (of).

4) [adjective] gathered; accumulated; collected.

5) [adjective] founded, built, established firmly.

6) [adjective] living (at, in etc.).

7) [adjective] kept; placed; deposited.

8) [adjective] ended or has come to an end; finished.

9) [adjective] not alive; dead.

10) [adjective] of or almost of the same shape, form; resembling; similar.

11) [adjective] formed; taken a particular shape or form.

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Saṃsthita (ಸಂಸ್ಥಿತ):—

1) [noun] a man who is dead; a deceased man.

2) [noun] external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from colour or material; form.

3) [noun] an elaborate religious sacrifice.

4) [noun] the final sacrificial formula and the oblation connected with it.

5) [noun] the feeling, attitude or expression of disdaining; overbearing, haughty behaviour.

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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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