Sthatavya, Sthātavya: 9 definitions


Sthatavya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sthātavya (स्थातव्य) refers to “staying (at a particular place)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.49 (“The delusion of Brahmā”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to the Vālakhilyas: “All of you together go to the mountain Gandhamādana. You shall not stay here (sthātavyana sthātavyam). No purpose shall be served by your staying here. After performing great penance you will become great sages and disciples of the sun. This has been said by me at the behest of Śiva”.

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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»] — Sthatavya in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Sthātavya (स्थातव्य) refers to the “placement (of pots) (filled with offerings)” (suitable for an offering ceremony), 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 taught the detailed offering-manual], “[...] Four Nāga kings should be prepared in the middle of the ditch. [...] Various offerings should be arranged. Fruits should be scattered. Four filled jars should be placed. Four pots filled with offerings should be placed (sthātavya). Four ladles with frankincense and bdellium incense should be burnt. Eight lamps should be lit. [...]”.

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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»] — Sthatavya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthātavya (स्थातव्य).—a S (Fit, purposed, necessary &c.) to be placed or fixed; to be appointed, determined, ordained, or settled. 2 as s n A stay or continuance for any time in a place. Ex. ātāṃ ēthēṃ kāṃhīṃ kāla āpalēṃ sthā0 āhē kiṃvā lavakara gantavya āhē. This second sense is sufficiently common, and it is a free sense.

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

sthātavya (स्थातव्य).—a Fit to be placed or appointed. n Stay.

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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»] — Sthatavya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sthātavya (स्थातव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) 1. To be placed or fixed. 2. To be appointed or determined, to be ordained or agreed upon. E. ṣṭhā to stay, tavya aff.

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

Sthātavya (स्थातव्य).—[neuter] imp. (it is) to be stood or remained.

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

Sthātavya (स्थातव्य):—[from sthā] mfn. (n. [impersonal or used impersonally]) to be stood or stayed or remained or continued in or abided by ([locative case], rarely [instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Sthātavya (स्थातव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] That should be placed, fixed or appointed.

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Sthatavya in German

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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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