Stambhita: 12 definitions


Stambhita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Stambhit.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Stambhita in Shaktism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Stambhita (स्तम्भित) refers to “fixed assets” and represents one of the sixty defects of mantras, according to the 11th century Kulārṇava-tantra: an important scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism traditionally stated to have consisted of 125.000 Sanskrit verses.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Śrī Devī: “For those who do japa without knowing these defects [e.g., stambhita—fixed assets], there is no realization even with millions and billions of japa. [...] Oh My Beloved! there are ten processes for eradicating defects in Mantras as described. [...]”.

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

Stambhita (स्तम्भित) refers to “stopping” (a fire from spreading), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.20 (“The story of the submarine fire”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “On hearing that I pondered over the reason for the same, and remembering Śiva humbly I went there in order to protect the three worlds. That fire, out to burn everything, very brilliant with its shooting flames, was thwarted [i.e., stambhita] by me as I had the capacity by Śiva’s grace. O sage, then I made that fire of fury, out to burn the three worlds, tender in its blaze and mare-like in shape. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Stambhita in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Stambhita (स्तम्भित) refers to “stopping” (the winds, thunderbolts, etc. responsible for crop-destruction, etc.), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [As the Bhagavān teaches a pacification ritual]: “A pacification rite should be performed at four places in the field. [...] All winds, cold spells, clouds and thunderbolts will be stopped (stambhita). All pests destroying crops, flowers, fruits and leaves will perish. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

stambhita (स्तंभित).—p S Stopped &c. See stabdha.

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

Stambhita (स्तम्भित).—a.

1) Stopped, hindered.

2) Benumbed, paralyzed; द्वेधास्तम्भितपङ्क्तिविकटः पन्थाः पुरस्तादभूत् (dvedhāstambhitapaṅktivikaṭaḥ panthāḥ purastādabhūt) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 8.9.

3) Composed, collected; see

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

Stambhita (स्तम्भित).—nt. (elsewhere only adj.), paralysis (from fear): bhayam abhūt °tam abhūd romaharṣaḥ Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.140.1.

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

Stambhita (स्तम्भित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Stupefied, paralyzed. E. stambh to be stupid, causal v., kta aff.

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

1) Stambhita (स्तम्भित):—[from stabh] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) fixed, established, supported, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] stiffened, benumbed, paralyzed, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] stopped, brought to a standstill, suppressed, restrained, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) stuffed or filled with, [Lalita-vistara]

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

Stambhita (स्तम्भित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Stupefied, paralysed.

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

Stambhita (स्तम्भित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Thaṃbhiya, Thaḍḍhaa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Stambhita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Staṃbhita (स्तंभित) [Also spelled stambhit]:—(a) stupefied, benumbed; wonder-struck, flabbergasted.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Stambhita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Staṃbhita (ಸ್ತಂಭಿತ):—

1) [adjective] stopped; obstructed; arrested.

2) [adjective] inactivated; stupefied.

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Staṃbhita (ಸ್ತಂಭಿತ):—[noun] stiff and rigid breath as in discharging missiles.

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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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