Stuti, Stutī: 19 definitions


Stuti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Stuti (स्तुति) refers to “hymns of praise” (suitable for a marriage ceremony), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Musicians sang auspicious songs. Dancing girls danced to the tune. Accompanied by these, attended upon by all important gods and with flowers showered on Him delightedly, the sole kinsman of the universe walked ahead shedding lordly splendour. Lord Śiva, eulogised with many hymns of praise (stuti), entered the sacrificial altar. He was duly worshipped.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Stutī (स्तुती).—The wife of Pratihartā and mother of Aja and Bhūman.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 15. 5.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Stuti (स्तुति) refers to “praise, or prayers, in glorification of Śrī Bhagavān”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Stuti (स्तुति) refers to “praise (worship)”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 12), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The very thought (meditation) of the sage Agastya is calculated to wash off one’s sins; his praise (worship) [i.e., stuti] must be capable of doing more. For the benefit, therefore, of princes, I will now speak of the rules of the Arghya (offering) to be presented to Agastya as stated by the Ṛṣis. The time of reappearance of the star Canopus (Agastya) is different in different places; and it is for the learned astronomer to ascertain these times for given places. In the town of Ujjain, the star reappears when the sun just begins to enter the 24th degree of the sign Leo”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Stuti (स्तुति) refers to “hymns”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 2.21-27.—Accordingly, “[...]  He worshipped the Great Transmission with hymns (stuti) and excellent divine lauds (stutistotravarair divyaiḥ), by exhibiting the Great Gestures and with salutations and the waving of lamps along with divine words of praise and rites of adoration centered on the maṇḍala and the Krama. Taking up then the energizing (substances), O fair one, he who does all things, was conjoined with the goddess. O Supreme mistress, praised by the heroes, the Lord of the heroes and the universal Self took up the vessel with the meat and put it in (his) mouth along with the sacrificial pap. [...]”.

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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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Gitashastra (science of music)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (gita)

Stuti (स्तुति) refers to “prayers” and represents the Ṛgvedic mantras (which are composed with tune and melody).—Accordingly, in Vedic time the sages used to believe the natural elements such as Agni, Indra, Varuṇa etc. as their gods and eulogized them with some stutis i.e., prayers. The stutis are basically the Ṛgvedic mantras which are composed with tune and melody in the Sāmaveda to worship the deities. In the Saṃgītaratnākara also, it is said that deities are pleased with the vocal Music. So, it can be said that the Vedic mantras are the foremost form of vocal music.

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Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

stuti (स्तुति).—f (S) Praise, applause, encomium, commendation. stutinindāsūcakavākya A phrase or speech by which either praise or dispraise may be understood; e. g. kākapēyā nadī; hē mōṭhē yōgya āhēta.

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

stuti (स्तुति).—f Praise, commendation.

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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

Stuti (स्तुति).—f. [stu-ktin]

1) Praise, eulogy, commendation, laudation; स्तुतिभ्यो व्यतिरिच्यन्ते दूराणि चरितानि ते (stutibhyo vyatiricyante dūrāṇi caritāni te) R.1.3.

2) A hymn of praise, panegyric; स्तुत्यं स्तुतिभिरर्थ्याभि- रुपतस्थे सरस्वती (stutyaṃ stutibhirarthyābhi- rupatasthe sarasvatī) R.4.6.

3) Adulation; flattery, empty or false praise; भूतार्थव्याहृतिः सा हि न स्तुतिः परमेष्ठिनः (bhūtārthavyāhṛtiḥ sā hi na stutiḥ parameṣṭhinaḥ) R.1.33.

4) Name of Durgā.

Derivable forms: stutiḥ (स्तुतिः).

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

Stuti (स्तुति).—= Sanskrit stauti (which ms. reads, unmetrical(ly)), praises: Śikṣāsamuccaya 341.11 (verse). Possibly m.c. for *stoti, § 3.56; but may also be for stute, 3 sg. mid., or analogical(ly) to stumas, stuta, etc., with weak for strong stem, compare § 28.64.

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

Stuti (स्तुति).—f.

(-tiḥ) Praise, eulogy. E. ṣṭu to praise, aff. ktin .

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

Stuti (स्तुति).—[stu + ti], f. Praise, [Sundopasundopākhyāna] 2, 4; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 136, 6.

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

Stuti (स्तुति).—[feminine] praise, eulogy.

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

1) Stuti (स्तुति):—[from stu] f. ([instrumental case] once in [Harivaṃśa] stutinā, with [varia lectio] stutibhiḥ) praise, eulogy, panegyric, commendation, adulation, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Durgā, [DevīP.]

3) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of the wife of Pratihartṛ, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

1) Stuti (स्तुति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. Praise, eulogy.

2) vrata (taḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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

Stuti (स्तुति) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Thui.

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Stuti (स्तुति):—(nf) prayer, invocation; eulogy, praise.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Stuti (ಸ್ತುತಿ):—

1) [noun] the act of praising.

2) [noun] a hymn in praise of a deity.

3) [noun] the behaviour or character or an act, of a sycophant; servile flattery.

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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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