Sashtangam, Sāṣṭāṅgam: 4 definitions


Sashtangam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Sāṣṭāṅgam can be transliterated into English as Sastangam or Sashtangam, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sāṣṭāṅgam (साष्टाङ्गम्).—ind. With humble prostration of the body (by touching the earth with the eight members i.e. hands, breast, forehead, knees and feet); see अष्टाङ्गप्रणाम (aṣṭāṅgapraṇāma) under अष्टन् (aṣṭan).

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

Sāṣṭāṅgam (साष्टाङ्गम्).—Ind. Prostrating the eight limbs or members of the body: see praṇāma .

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

Sāṣṭāṅgam (साष्टाङ्गम्).—i. e. sa-ask- ṭan-aṅga + m, adv. With a humble prostration (touching the earth with eight parts of the body, viz. the forehead, breast, both shoulders, hands, and feet), [Pañcatantra] 33, 12.

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

Sāṣṭāṅgam (साष्टाङ्गम्):—[from sāṣṭāṅga > sāṣṭa] ind. with the above prostration (with pra-√nam ‘to make the above reverential prostration’), [Hitopadeśa]

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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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