Srashta, Sraṣṭā, Srastā: 13 definitions


Srashta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Tamil. 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 Sraṣṭā can be transliterated into English as Srasta or Srashta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Sraṣṭā (स्रष्टा) refers to “manifester of the universe” and represents the first aspect of Bhairava according to Abhinavagupta in his Tantrāloka 3.283-285. The Tantrāloka (10th century) is an elaborate Sanskrit exposition of Śaivism.

Bhairava is a mystical representation of the Ultimate Reality in the form of Parama-Śiva into which prakāśa (“light of consciousness”) and vimarśa (“eternal awareness of that light”) are fused.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Srasta (स्रस्त) refers to “loose” (e.g., “making the body loose”), according to the Jayākhyasaṃhitā verse 33.19.—Accordingly, “[The Yogin] should make the joints of his body loose (srasta), his chest broad and shoulders comfortable. Having made his arms relaxed, he should slightly tilt the head [down]”.

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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

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

sraṣṭā (स्रष्टा).—a That creates.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Srasta (स्रस्त).—p. p. [sraṃs-kta]

1) Fallen or dropped down, slipped off, fallen off; स्रस्तं शरं चापमपि स्वहस्तात् (srastaṃ śaraṃ cāpamapi svahastāt) Kumārasambhava 3.51; कनकवलयं स्रस्तं स्रस्तं मया प्रतिसार्यते (kanakavalayaṃ srastaṃ srastaṃ mayā pratisāryate) Ś.3.12; Kirātārjunīya 5.33; Me. 65.

2) Drooping, hanging loosely down; विषादस्रस्तसर्वाङ्गी (viṣādasrastasarvāṅgī) Mṛcchakaṭika 4.8; स्रस्तांसावतिमात्रलोहिततलौ बाहू घटोत्क्षेपणात् (srastāṃsāvatimātralohitatalau bāhū ghaṭotkṣepaṇāt) Ś.1.29.

3) Loosed.

4) Let go, relaxed.

5) Pendulous, hanging down.

6) Separated.

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

Srasta (स्रस्त).—mfn.

(-staḥ-stā-staṃ) 1. Fallen down, off, or from. 2. Separated, disjoined. 3. Loosened, relaxed, given way. 4. Hanging down. E. sraṃs to fall, aff. kta .

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

Srasta (स्रस्त).—[adjective] fallen, loosened.

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

1) Srasta (स्रस्त):—[from sras] mfn. fallen, dropped, slipped off, fallen from ([ablative] or [compound]), [Rāmāyaṇa; Kālidāsa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] loosened, relaxed, hanging down, pendent, pendulous, [ib.] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] sunk in (as eyes), [Suśruta]

4) [v.s. ...] separated, disjoined, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Srasta (स्रस्त):—[(staḥ-stā-staṃ) a.] Fallen down; separated from; loosened.

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

Srasta (स्रस्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Lhasia.

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Srashta 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Srasta (ಸ್ರಸ್ತ):—

1) [adjective] displaced from a higher place to a lower one; fallen.

2) [adjective] slipped; skidded.

3) [adjective] not tight; loose; that is likely to fall or collapse.

4) [adjective] hanging from above; dangling loosely.

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Srasta (ಸ್ರಸ್ತ):—[adjective] that which has fallen or slipped down.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Srastā (स्रस्ता):—n. book-keeping; account; register book;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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