Sthandila, Sthaṇḍilā, Sthaṇḍila, Sthāṇḍila, Sthamdila: 19 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल) refers to “dry land”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “Then the demon Tāraka, of great strength and exploit, endowed with a lofty mind, requested permission of his mother for performing penance. [...] For hundred years he performed penance by drinking only water; another hundred years by sustaining himself on air alone, another hundred years standing in water and another hundred years standing on dry land [i.e., sthaṇḍila]. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sthaṇḍilā (स्थण्डिला).—One of the 10 Pīṭhas for images, square and with no mekhala; this leads to health, wealth and happiness.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 262. 6, 8, 16.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल) refers to a “sacrificial ground”, according to Abhinava’s Tantrāloka verse 6.2-4.—Accordingly, “The places are said to be of three kinds: in the vital breath, in the body and outside (the body). The breath is five-fold in the body. (Thus, place) is of two kinds, according to whether it is outside (the body) or within (it). The external (places) are the maṇḍala, the sacrificial ground (sthaṇḍila), the (sacrificial) vessel (pātra), the rosary (akṣasūtra), the book (pustaka), the Liṅga, the skull (tūra), the cloth (paṭa), the image (made of papier-mâché) (pusta), the idol (pratimā), and the divine effigy (mūrti). Thus the outer (place) is of eleven kinds (each which are of) countless varieties. ”.

Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल) refers to a “levelled ground slightly raised”, the erection of which is a ritual described in the Śāradātilaka-tantra, chapters III-V.—Sthaṇḍila is prepared with sand. Its length and breadth are one hasta (24 aṅgulas) and its elevation one aṅgula. Several mystical diagrams are drawn on the altar (see Śāradā-tilaka III, 96-168 ), for example, Sarvatobhadra, Padma (lotus ) etc. These diagrams are coloured with five colours—yellow produced from turmeric, white made from rice-powder, red prepared from kusumbha flower, black produced from burnt up grain (dagdha-pulāka) and blue obtained from Bilva leaves.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल) refers to “open, unoccupied ground” (which is suitable for worship), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.19cd-26, while instructing to visualize Sadāśiva in order to worship the formless Amṛteśa]—“[...] Thus, having meditated, [the Mantrin] should worship Deveśa according to the rule [stated in the canon]. He should revere Īśāna, etc., and Sadyojāta, etc., in each’s own form, in open, unoccupied ground (sthaṇḍila), on a liṅga, in water, above a lotus, and in each’s own direction.”.

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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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Ganapatya (worship of Ganesha)

Source: Shiva Purana - (Ganesha)

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल) refers to “ground” (suitable for the worship of Gaṇeśa)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.18 (“Gaṇeśa crowned as the chief of Gaṇas”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Gaṇeśa: “[...] After making the eight-petalled lotus diagram on the ground (sthaṇḍila) [sthaṇḍileṣṭapalaṃ kṛtvā] in accordance with Vedic injunctions a sacrifice shall be performed by the liberal people who have no disinclination to spend money. Two women and two students shall be worshipped and fed in front of the idol duly. [...]”.

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Ganapatya (गाणपत्य, gāṇapatya) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Ganesha is revered and worshipped as the prime deity (ishta-devata). Being a minor though influential movement, Ganapatya evovled, llike Shaktism and Shaivism, as a separate movement leaving behind a large body of literature.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Sthaṇḍilā (स्थण्डिला) is one of the two wifes of Śāṇḍilya:—A scholar named Śāṇḍilya used to stay in Brāhmaṇanagara in the Magadha region. He had two wives Sthaṇḍilā and Kesarī. One day, in the last part of the night Sthaṇḍilā saw auspicious dreams and a god came into her womb, after completing his time in the fifth heaven. After nine months, Sthaṇḍilā gave birth to a beautiful son who was great and of good deeds. The scholars predicted that this boy will possess knowledge of all the scriptures and his fame will spread across the earth. The parents named him ‘Indrabhūti’. This boy later became Lord Mahāvīra’s first Gaṇadhara and became famous as Gautama.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

sthaṇḍila (स्थंडिल).—n S A leveled, squared, and somewhat raised piece of ground, as prepared for a sacrifice &c., an altar.

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

sthaṇḍila (स्थंडिल).—n An altar.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल).—[sthal-ilac nuk lasya ḍaḥ Tv.]

1) A piece of ground (levelled, squared and prepared for a sacrifice), an altar; निषेदुषी स्थण्डिल एव केवले (niṣeduṣī sthaṇḍila eva kevale) Kumārasambhava 5.12; Bhāgavata 11.11.45.

2) A barren field.

3) A heap of clods.

4) A limit, boundary.

5) A land-mark.

6) A place, ground (as before a house); इह तु स्थण्डिले शीघ्रं कुशानास्तर सारथे (iha tu sthaṇḍile śīghraṃ kuśānāstara sārathe) Rām.2.111.13.

Derivable forms: sthaṇḍilam (स्थण्डिलम्).

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Sthāṇḍila (स्थाण्डिल).—[sthaṇḍile śayitā aṇ]

1) An ascetic who sleeps on the bare ground or on a place prepared for sacrifice.

2) A religious mendicant or beggar.

Derivable forms: sthāṇḍilaḥ (स्थाण्डिलः).

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

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल).—(nt.; compare AMg. thaṇḍila, not quite in same meaning), according to Tibetan (ḥdug gnas) residence: Madhuskandhasya devaputrasya °laṃ pradakṣiṇīkaroti Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.140.4.

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

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. A level square piece of ground, prepared for a sacrifice. 2. A boundary, a land-mark. 3. A barren field. 4. A heap of clods. E. ṣṭhal to be situated, ilac aff., nuk aug.; la changed to ḍa .

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Sthāṇḍila (स्थाण्डिल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. An ascetic sleeping on the bare ground, or ground prepared for a sacrifice. 2. A mendicant, a religious beggar. E. sthaṇḍila ground, &c., aṇ aff.

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

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल).—n. 1. A square place prepared for a sacrifice, Mahābhārata 13, 6550; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 6, 87. 2. A barren field. 3. A heap of clods, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 10, 71. 4. A boundary, a landmark, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 3, 41.

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Sthāṇḍila (स्थाण्डिल).—i. e. sthaṇḍila + a, m. 1. An ascetic who sleeps on the place prepared for a sacrifice. 2. A religious mendicant.

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

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल).—[adjective] levelled piece of ground prepared for a sacrifice, place, spot, ground i.[grammar]

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

1) Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल):—n. (of unknown derivation; [according to] to some connected with √sthal) an open unoccupied piece of ground, bare ground (also with kevala), an open field, [Mahābhārata] etc.

2) a piece of open ground (levelled, squared, and prepared for a sacrifice), [Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa; ???]

3) a boundary, limit, landmark, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) a heap of clods, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) m. Name of a Ṛṣi, [Catalogue(s)]

6) Sthāṇḍila (स्थाण्डिल):—[from sthaṇḍila] a mfn. sleeping on the bare ground (as a penance), [Pāṇini 4-2, 15]; raised (as a toll) from a Sthaṇḍila [gana] śuṇḍikādi

7) [v.s. ...] m. = sthaṇḍila-śāyin, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) b See p. 1261, col. 3.

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

1) Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल):—(laṃ) 1. n. A square place made for sacrifice; a boundary.

2) Sthāṇḍila (स्थाण्डिल):—(laḥ) 1. m. A devotee sleeping on sacrificial ground; a mendicant.

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

Sthaṇḍila (स्थण्डिल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Thaṃḍila, Thaṃḍilla.

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sthaṃḍila (ಸ್ಥಂಡಿಲ):—

1) [noun] an open ground levelled, squared and prepared for a sacrifice.

2) [noun] an extent of land that is not suitable for cultivation.

3) [noun] a heap of lumps of earth.

4) [noun] a border, frontier.

5) [noun] land, in general.

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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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