Sthali, Sthālī, Sthāli, Sthalī: 11 definitions

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Sthali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Sthāli (स्थालि) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “wide mouth pot”, a type of container used to heat certain materials within it. It is used throughout Rasaśāstra literature, such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sthāli (स्थालि).—A vessel of wood for Śrāddha; of Udumbara tree.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 75. 67.
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Sthāli (स्थालि) is another name (synonym) for stambha, a Sanskrit technical term referring to “pillar”. These synonyms are defined in texts such as Mayamata (verse 15.2), Mānasāra (verse 15.2-3), Kāśyapaśilpa (verse 8.2) and Īśānaśivagurudevapaddati (Kriya, verses 31.19-20).

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Sthālī (स्थाली) denotes a ‘cooking pot’, usually of earthenware, in the Atharvaveda and later.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sthalī.—(IE 8-4), shortened form of deva-sthalī; sometimes suffixed to names of localities; also the subdivision of a district (EI 11). Note: sthalī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthālī (स्थाली).—f (S) A cooking pot or pan.

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

sthālī (स्थाली).—f A cooking pot or pan.

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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

Sthalī (स्थली).—

1) Dry ground, firm land.

2) A natural spot of ground, ground or land (as of a forest); विललाप विकीर्ण- मूर्धजा समदुःखामिव कुर्वती स्थलीम् (vilalāpa vikīrṇa- mūrdhajā samaduḥkhāmiva kurvatī sthalīm) Ku.4.4; Ki.4.2.

3) A deity of the soil; (= sthaladevatā q. v.).

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Sthālī (स्थाली).—

1) An earthen pot or pan, a cooking-pot, caldron, kettle; न हि भिक्षुकाः सन्तीति स्थाल्यो निधिश्रीयन्ते (na hi bhikṣukāḥ santīti sthālyo nidhiśrīyante) Sarva. S.; स्थाल्यां वैडूर्यमय्यां पचति तिलखलीमिन्धनैश्चन्दनाद्यैः (sthālyāṃ vaiḍūryamayyāṃ pacati tilakhalīmindhanaiścandanādyaiḥ) Bh.2.1.

2) A particular vessel used in the preparation of Soma.

3) The trumpet-flower.

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

Sthalī (स्थली).—v. sthala.

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

1) Sthalī (स्थली):—[from sthala > sthal] a f. an eminence, tableland (also applied to prominent parts of the body), [Lāṭyāyana; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] soil, ground, [Kālidāsa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] place, spot, [Raghuvaṃśa; Prabodha-candrodaya]

4) [from sthal] 1. sthalī f. See under sthala above.

5) [from sthal] 2. sthalī in [compound] for sthala.

6) Sthālī (स्थाली):—[from sthāla > sthal] a f. See [column]2.

7) [from sthal] b f. an earthen dish or pan, cooking-vessel, caldron, [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; ???]

8) [v.s. ...] a [particular] vessel used in preparing Soma, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

9) [v.s. ...] the substitution of a cooked offering of rice etc. for a meat offering at the Māṃsāṣṭakā (q.v.), [ib.]

10) [v.s. ...] Bignonia Suaveolens, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Sthalī (स्थली):—(nf) land; place; spot, site; field (as [yuddha~); ~ya] terrestrial, pertaining to land.

2) Sthālī (स्थाली):—(nf) a big metallic plate; ~[pulāka (nyāya]) random sampling; the rule of boiled rice in a cooking vessel (i.e. inferring of the condition of a whole from that of a part, as of the good cooking of rice from tasting a single grain); ~[pulāka -parīkṣā] random sampling.

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