Stambhini, Stambhinī: 5 definitions


Stambhini 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Stambhini in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Stambhini (स्तम्भिनि).—A śakti in the Kiricakra, and a charioteer.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 20. 6, 25, 38, 57.
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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Stambhini in Yoga glossary
Source: eScholarship: Gāruḍa Medicine (yoga)

Stambhinī (स्तम्भिनी) refers to “stabilizing” and represents one of the Pañcadhāraṇā or “five-fold meditation on the elements”, according to the Vivekamārtaṇḍa (or Gorakṣaśataka), one of the earliest text on Haṭhayoga.—Accordingly, “Stabilizing (stambhinī), supporting, and burning as well as desiccating; this is the five-fold meditation on the elements”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Stambhinī (स्तम्भिनी).—The earth (one of the five elements).

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

Stambhinī (स्तम्भिनी):—[from stambhin > stabh] f. Name of one of the five Dhāraṇās or elements (= the earth; cf. bhramaṇī), [Catalogue(s)]

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

Staṃbhini (ಸ್ತಂಭಿನಿ):—[noun] an obstructing another’s way by a magical art.

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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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