Tishthanti, Tiṣṭhantī: 1 definition


Tishthanti 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 Tiṣṭhantī can be transliterated into English as Tisthanti or Tishthanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Tishthanti in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tiṣṭhantī (तिष्ठन्ती) (Cf. Tiṣṭhat) refers to “sitting”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.21 (“Nārada instructs Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “[...] She [Pārvatī] did not achieve happiness and peace in sleeping, drinking, bathing, or sitting [i.e., tiṣṭhantī] amidst her maids. Remembering the various gestures and movements of Śiva, she muttered to herself ever and anon—‘Fie upon my beauty. Fie on my birth and activity’. Thus Pārvatī was much distressed in mind due to separation from Śiva. She did not at all feel happy. She always muttered ‘Śiva, 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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