Sthapita, Sthāpita: 15 definitions


Sthapita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Sthapit.

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sthāpita (स्थापित) refers to “(being) established”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The Great Mata is above all Tantric practice. It is the Śāmbhava tradition that has come down through the series of teachers. It has come from the invisible (unmanifest) form and gives success in the Age of Strife. O god, it gives worldly benefit and liberation and is sealed in the First Seat. It is the venerable Ciñciṇīkula present in the venerable Kadamba Cave, established (sthāpita) (there) by the God of the gods in accord with the Rule”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sthāpita (स्थापित) refers to “being stationed (in a windless place)”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] Just as [the flame of] a lamp which has been put in a windless [place] (nirvāta-sthāpita) shines without moving, so the Yogin who has gone into absorption is free from the activities of the world. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sthapita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sthāpita (स्थापित) refers to “establishing (and preaching)” (a particular philosophy), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura said to the Gods: “[...] Again in his ninth incarnation he slighted the Vedic path and contrary to its principles, preached and established (sthāpita) the atheistic philosophy called Buddhism. How can he be considered an excellent, virtuous man, how can he be victorious in battle who has committed sin without caring for Vedic cult? [...]”.

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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)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Sthāpita (स्थापित) refers to “having placed (a ceremonial flagstaff)”, 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 said]: “Now I shall teach the offering manual which is auspicious and can bring about any effect. [...] This dhāraṇī should be written down and mounted at the top of a flagstaff in the four corners of the maṇḍala. These should be placed in the middle of the field. These should be placed in the middle of the garden. Immediately after these have been placed (sthāpita), the great mountain slope sealing of the boundary is completely established in the four directions. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sthāpita (स्थापित) refers to “being established” (in solemn vows, etc.), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The mind which is supported by restraint, tranquillity, non-attachment and consideration of reality [com.—established (sthāpita) in solemn vows, forbearance, freedom from worldly desires and consideration of reality’], [and] is lifted up by producing friendliness, etc. causes good influx of karma. The mind which is inflamed by the fire of passion [and] disordered by sense objects accumulates karma which shows a connection with life”.

Synonyms: Pratiṣṭhita.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthāpita (स्थापित).—p (S) Placed, set, laid, settled, fixed, established &c. See the noun sthāpana.

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

sthāpita (स्थापित).—a Settled, placed, established.

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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

Sthāpita (स्थापित).—p. p. [sthā-ṇic-kta]

1) Placed, fixed, located, deposited.

2) Founded, instituted.

3) Set up, raised, erected.

4) Directed, regulated, ordered, enacted.

5) Determined, settled, ascertained.

6) Appointed to, entrusted with any duty, post &c.

7) Wedded, married; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.5.

8) Firm, steady.

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

Sthāpita (स्थापित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Deposited, placed. 2. Ordered, directed. 3. Established, ascertained. 4. Firm, steady. 5. Set up, erected. 6. Founded, endowed. 7. Placed in a post or situation. E. ṣṭhā to stay or be, causal form, aff. kta .

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

1) Sthāpita (स्थापित):—[from sthā] mfn. caused or made to stand, fixed, established, founded etc.

2) [v.s. ...] handed over, deposited, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] lodged, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] put aside, kept, stored, [ib.]

5) [v.s. ...] wedded, [Mālatīmādhava]

6) [v.s. ...] ordered, regulated, enjoyed, ordained, enacted, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] settled, ascertained, certain, [ib.]

8) [v.s. ...] firm, steady, [ib.]

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

Sthāpita (स्थापित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) a.] Certain; ascertained; fixed; deposited; founded; firm; directed.

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

Sthāpita (स्थापित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṭhavia, Ṭhāvia, Thappia, Thaviya.

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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»] — Sthapita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sthāpita (स्थापित) [Also spelled sthapit]:—(a) propounded; founded; established; instituted, set up; fixed, placed; erected; installed; —[karanā] to propound; to set up; to found/establish/institute/erect.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sthāpita (ಸ್ಥಾಪಿತ):—

1) [adjective] established; installed.

2) [adjective] made firm, stable, etc.

3) [adjective] appointed for; entrusted with.

4) [adjective] decided; determined.

5) [adjective] married; wedded.

6) [adjective] not moving; stationary; stable.

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Sthāpita (ಸ್ಥಾಪಿತ):—[noun] that which is established or installed.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthapita in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sthāpita (स्थापित):—adj. propounded; founded; established; instituted; set up; fixed; placed; erected; installed;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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