Sthiracetas, Sthira-cetas: 5 definitions


Sthiracetas means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Sthirachetas.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Sthiracetas (स्थिरचेतस्) refers to “steady devotion”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.9.—Accordingly, as Himācala (Himavat) said to Menā:—“O gentle lady Menakā, listen. I shall tell you the truth. Do not be under false impressions. The sage’s statement will never be false. If you feel affectionate towards your daughter, zealously instruct your daughter. Let her perform the penance with Śiva as the object, devotedly and steadily [i.e., sthiracetas]. If Śiva is delighted, O Menakā, He will marry her. Everything shall be auspicious. The inauspicious features indicated by Nārada will perish. All inauspicious things are auspicious in Sadāśiva. Hence immediately teach your daughter to hasten to perform the penance for attaining 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthiracetas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthiracetas (स्थिरचेतस्).—a.

1) firm-minded, steady in thought or resolve, resolute; न च योगविधेर्नवेतरः स्थिरधीरा परमात्मदर्शनात् (na ca yogavidhernavetaraḥ sthiradhīrā paramātmadarśanāt) R.8.22.

2) cool, calm, dispassionate.

Sthiracetas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sthira and cetas (चेतस्). See also (synonyms): sthirātman, sthiracitta, sthiradhī, sthirabuddhi, sthiramati.

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

Sthiracetas (स्थिरचेतस्).—mfn.

(-tāḥ-tāḥ-taḥ) Firm, resolute, steady, constant. E. sthira, firm, cetas the mind.

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

Sthiracetas (स्थिरचेतस्):—[=sthira-cetas] [from sthira > sthā] ([Śiśupāla-vadha]) mfn. firm-minded, steady, resolute.

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

Sthiracetas (स्थिरचेतस्):—[sthira-cetas] (tāḥ-tāḥ-taḥ) a. Firm, resolute, constant.

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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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