Svadhishthita, Svadhiṣṭhita: 3 definitions
Svadhishthita 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 Svadhiṣṭhita can be transliterated into English as Svadhisthita or Svadhishthita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Svadhiṣṭhita (स्वधिष्ठित) means “sustained”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Consciousness (caitanya) is said to be (of three kinds) gross, very subtle and Unstruck Sound. The Body (piṇḍa) made of these principles is the differentiated (sakala) (aspect) whose form is the ghost [i.e., preta-vigraha] (which is the Goddess’s vehicle). Complete and made of the six parts (noted below), it is sustained by Pure Knowledge (śuddhavidyā-svadhiṣṭhita). Above it is the measure (called) Sound (nādamātrā), which is just a straight (line) (ṛjumātrā). [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Svadhiṣṭhita (स्वधिष्ठित):—[=sv-adhiṣṭhita] [from sv-adhiṣṭhāna] mfn. good to be stood on or lived in ([accusative]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] well-guided (as an elephant), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]
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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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