Stava, Stāva: 7 definitions
Stava means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
Stava (स्तव) refers to one of the fourteen limbs of the external-corpus (aṅga-bāhya). The Aṅgabāhya refers to one of the two types of scriptural knowledge (śruta), which refers to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna). according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.20, “scriptural knowledge (śruta) preceded by sensory knowledge (mati) is of two, or of twelve or of many kinds (eg., stava)”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
stava (स्तव).—m (S) Praising, lauding, extolling; praise, applause, commendation.
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stava (स्तव).—prep On account of; for the sake of; because, for.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
stava (स्तव).—m Praise; extolling. prep For; on account of.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Praising, celebrating, eulogizing.
2) Praise, eulogium, panegyric; ततो गिरः पुरुषवरस्तवा- न्विता (tato giraḥ puruṣavarastavā- nvitā) Mb.12.47.18.
Derivable forms: stavaḥ (स्तवः).
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Stāva (स्ताव).—Praise, eulogy.
Derivable forms: stāvaḥ (स्तावः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Stava (स्तव).—acc. to Tibetan on Av ii.166.6 (see Stavakarṇika), cited by Feer in note to transl. as rgya skegs (= lākṣā), and acc. to Index to Divy, lac (in any case must be a cheap material): apareṇa stava-karṇikā Divy 26.27, lac ear-ring. See next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-vaḥ) 1. Praise, eulogium, panegyric. 2. Celebrating as a hero or hymning as a deity. E. ṣṭu to praise, ap aff.
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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. 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+3): Stavacintamani, Stavadandaka, Stavaka, Stavakachita, Stavakacita, Stavakarnika, Stavakarnin, Stavakatva, Stavakita, Stavamala, Stavamana, Stavamritalahari, Stavana, Stavanem, Stavaniya, Stavanya, Stavapushpanjali, Stavaraja, Stavaraka, Stavarha.
Ends with (+86): Abhisamstava, Abhishtava, Angasaushtava, Anjaneyastava, Arishtava, Asamstava, Astava, Atimanushastava, Atmastava, Avastava, Balarakshastava, Banastava, Bhagavadarcanaprastava, Bhairavastava, Bhayaprastava, Brahmanandastava, Brihakchantistava, Caitanyastava, Capastava, Dakshinamurtistava.
Full-text (+61): Karpurastava, Prastavakramena, Prastavasutra, Prastavashloka, Prastavapathaka, Stavakarnika, Stavakarnin, Stavadandaka, Pancastavavyakhya, Prastavanugatam, Brahmatarkastavavivarana, Prastavita, Vaikunthastavavyakhya, Kalistava, Lakshmistava, Rishabhastava, Minakshistavaraja, Anjaneyastava, Bhavanistavaraja, Shristava.
Search found 23 books and stories containing Stava, Stāva, Stāvā; (plurals include: Stavas, Stāvas, Stāvās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.157 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 1.2.159 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 1.2.158 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.69 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Verse 1.4.52 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta: The Devotee]
Verse 1.3.54 < [Chapter 3 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - Teachers and Pupils of the Nimbārka School < [Chapter XXI - The Nimbārka School of Philosophy]
Part 3 - The Precursors of the Viśiṣṭādvaita Philosophy < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
Part 4 - Rāmānuja Literature < [Chapter XVIII - An Historical and Literary Survey of the Viśiṣṭādvaita School of Thought]
The Brihaddharma Purana (abridged) (by Syama Charan Banerji)
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 20 < [Chapter 8 - Aṣṭama-yāma-sādhana (Rātri-līlā–prema-bhajana sambhoga)]
Text 19 < [Chapter 5 - Pañcama-yāma-sādhana (Aparāhna-kālīya-bhajana–kṛṣṇa-āsakti)]
Text 11 < [Chapter 5 - Pañcama-yāma-sādhana (Aparāhna-kālīya-bhajana–kṛṣṇa-āsakti)]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)