Sthita, Sthitā: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sthita (स्थित).—A son of Vasudeva and Madirā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 170.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Sthitā (स्थिता) refers to one of the main three main classifications of the catuṣpadā type of song, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 31. Accordingly, “the catuṣpadā of the sthitā class will have a quick tempo, and that of the pravṛttā class a slow tempo and the catuṣpadā of the sthita-pravṛttā class will have a medium tempo, and the tāla there, will be the cañcatpuṭaḥ as well as the cāpapuṭaḥ, and their pātas will be in double kalās”.

2) Sthita (स्थित) refers to one of the eighteen limbs of the five classes of songs (dhruvā) defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32.4-6. Accordingly, “the five classes of dhruvās have always the following limbs (aṅga)...”.

3) Sthitā (स्थिता) refers to one of the seven classes of songs (dhruvā) defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32.9-16. Accordingly, “depending on different conditions, the dhruvās are known to be of five classes”. The limbs belonging to this class are mentioned as: Vaihāyasa and Antāharaṇa

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Sthita (स्थित).—Happened, come to pass; e. g. राम ङस् इति स्थिते (rāma ṅas iti sthite) etc.;

2) Sthita.—Established; remaining intact after the removal of doubts; cf. एवं हिं स्थितमेतत् (evaṃ hiṃ sthitametat);

3) Sthita.—Remaining unaffected as referring to अस्पृष्टकरण (aspṛṣṭakaraṇa); cf स्वराणामनु-स्वारस्य ऊष्मणां च अस्पृष्टं करणं वेदितव्यम् तध स्थितामित्युच्यते । यत्र वर्णस्थानमाश्रित्य जिह्वावतिष्ठते तत् स्थितमित्युच्यते (svarāṇāmanu-svārasya ūṣmaṇāṃ ca aspṛṣṭaṃ karaṇaṃ veditavyam tadha sthitāmityucyate | yatra varṇasthānamāśritya jihvāvatiṣṭhate tat sthitamityucyate) Uvvata on R.Pr. XIII. ;

4) Sthita.—Established or stated in the Padapatha; cf. स्थिते पदे पदपाठे इत्यर्थ (sthite pade padapāṭhe ityartha); gloss on T. Pr. XX.2.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sthita.—(CII 1), same as upasthita, present. (BEFEO, Vol. XLIII, p. 6, text lien 15), same as pratiṣṭhita, installed. Note: sthita 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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthita (स्थित).—p (S) Standing, staying, resting, that stands or is in any receptacle or place. See the noun below.

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sthīta (स्थीत).—f (Common contraction of sthiti) Stay, stand, rest; continuance, residence, inherence; state or condition; situation, site, position; the staying or being (of any thing in any place). 2 fig. General conduct or carriage; tenor of a practice.

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

sthita (स्थित).—p Standing, staying.

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sthita (स्थित).—f Stay, stand. Fig. General conduct.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthita (स्थित).—p. p. [syā-kta]

1) Stood, remained, stayed.

2) Standing.

3) Standing up, risen; स्थितः स्थितामुच्चलितः प्रयाताः (sthitaḥ sthitāmuccalitaḥ prayātāḥ) ... छायेव तां भूपतिरन्वगच्छत् (chāyeva tāṃ bhūpatiranvagacchat) R.2.6.

4) Staying, resting, living, being, existing, situated; धन्या केयं स्थिता ते शिरसि (dhanyā keyaṃ sthitā te śirasi) Mu.1.1; Me.7; oft. with gerunds merely as a copula; वेदान्तेषु यमाहुरेकपुरुषं व्याप्य स्थितं रोदसी (vedānteṣu yamāhurekapuruṣaṃ vyāpya sthitaṃ rodasī) V.1.1; Ś.1.1; Ku.1.1.

5) Happened, occurred; सुहृदः पश्य वसन्त किं स्थितम् (suhṛdaḥ paśya vasanta kiṃ sthitam) Ku.4.27.

6) Stationed in, occupying, appointed to; अभिजनवतो भर्तुः श्लाध्ये स्थिता गृहिणीपदे (abhijanavato bhartuḥ ślādhye sthitā gṛhiṇīpade) Ś.4.18.

7) Acting up to, abiding by, conforming to; किमत्र चित्रं यदि कामसूर्भूर्वृत्ते स्थितस्याधिपतेः प्रजानाम् (kimatra citraṃ yadi kāmasūrbhūrvṛtte sthitasyādhipateḥ prajānām) R.5.33; धर्मे स्थिताः (dharme sthitāḥ) (rājānaḥ) Māl.1.25.

8) Stood still, stopped, desisted.

9) Fixed on, firmly attached to; ममात्र भावैकरसं मनः स्थितम् (mamātra bhāvaikarasaṃ manaḥ sthitam) Ku.5.82.

1) Steady, firm; as in स्थितधी (sthitadhī) or स्थितप्रज्ञ (sthitaprajña) q. v.

11) Determined, resolved; इति देहविमुक्तये स्थिताम् (iti dehavimuktaye sthitām) (ratim) Ku.4.39.

12) Established, decreed.

13) Steadfast in conduct, steady-minded.

14) Upright, virtuous.

15) Faithful to a promise or agreement.

16) Agreed, engaged, contracted.

17) Ready, being close or at hand.

-tam 1 Standing by itself (as a word).

2) Stopping, standing still.

3) Manner of standing.

4) Perseverance on the right path.

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

Sthita (स्थित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Steady, firm, immovable. 2. Stayed, stopped. 3. Determined, resolved, decreed, established. 4. Upright, virtuous, steady in conduct. 5. Agreed, engaged, contracted, promised. 6. Risen, got up. 7. Standing. 8. Being, situated, living, existing. 9. Being close, at hand, ready. n.

(-taṃ) A word standing by itself. E. ṣṭhā to stay or be, aff. kta .

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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. 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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