Sushlishta, Suśliṣṭa, Su-shlishta: 11 definitions


Sushlishta 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.

The Sanskrit term Suśliṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Suslista or Sushlishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sushlishta in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट).—A maṇṭapa with 36 pillars.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 270. 4, 11.
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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट) refers to a variety of maṇḍapa (halls attached to the temple), according to the Matsya-purāṇa (verses 270.1-30). The suśliṣṭa-maṇḍapa is to be built with 36 pillars (stambha). The Matsyapurāṇa is one of the eighteen major purāṇas dating from the 1st-millennium BCE.

Accordingly (verse 270.15-17), “These maṇḍapas (e.g., suśliṣṭa) should be either made triangular, circular, octagonal or with 16 sides or they are square. They promote kingdoms, victory, longevity, sons, wife and nourishment respecitvely. Temples of other shape than these are inauspicious.”

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sushlishta in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट) or “integrated” refers to one of the Four States of Mind (Manovasthā), according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [These] four states of mind should be known by the wise: disintegrated, coming and going, integrated (suśliṣṭa) and absorbed. The disintegrated [mind] is said to be Tamasic, the coming and going [mind], Rajasic, the integrated [mind], Sattvic and the absorbed [mind] is beyond [these] qualities. [...] [The term] ‘integrated’ (suśliṣṭa) refers to that mind which is without movement and accompanied by bliss. [...]”.

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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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

[«previous next»] — Sushlishta in Arts glossary
Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट) refers to “well-set (joints)” (of the fingers of the feet of a Hawk), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the yellow-eyed division of hawks]: “The following are the good points common to all these birds, namely, the ‘stalke’ (leg) should be short, round, thick and strong, the feet should have long fingers, well-set in their joints (suśliṣṭa-sandhi-bandha) and with fierce nails. Their whole make should be like the Svastika mark (+)”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट).—a.

1) well-arranged or united.

2) well-fitted; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.

Suśliṣṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and śliṣṭa (श्लिष्ट).

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

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭhaṃ) 1. Closely united or adhering to. 2. Well fitted. E. su, śliṣṭa united.

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

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट).—[adjective] close, tight; exactly fitting, well tallying.

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

1) Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट):—[=su-śliṣṭa] [from su > su-śaṃsa] mfn. closely adhering, well joined or contracted, close, tight, [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] well ratified, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] very conclusive or intelligible, [Mālatīmādhava; Jātakamālā]

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

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट):—[su-śliṣṭa] (ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) p. Closely united.

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

Suśliṣṭa (सुश्लिष्ट) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Susiliṭṭha.

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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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