Tosita, Toshita, Toṣita: 9 definitions


Tosita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Toṣita can be transliterated into English as Tosita or Toshita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Toṣita (तोषित) refers to “satisfaction”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The teacher should be respected and worshipped. Teachers should always to be venerated. Then, if the teacher has been satisfied, all the moving and immobile world has been satisfied (toṣita). There is no one who is equal to the teacher in the mortal world, especially in the heavens. What (more) should one who saves from the great ocean of suffering do? It is the disciple who acts (at the service of his teacher)”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Toṣita (तोषित) refers to “feeling delighted”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.35 (“The story of Padmā and Pippalāda”).—Accordingly, after Dharma (in the guise of a king) spoke to Padmā (wife of sage Pippalāda): “After saying thus Dharma, the most venerable god in the universe stood in front of her, stunned but delighted (toṣita) at her chastity. But he did not say anything. Princess Padmā, the chaste beloved of Pippalāda, O mountain, was surprised on realising that it was Dharma and said: ‘[...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tosita : (pp. of toseti) pleased.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Toṣita (तोषित).—a. Pleased, satisfied &c.

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

Toṣita (तोषित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Pleased, appeased. E. tuṣ to be pleased, affix kta.

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

Toṣita (तोषित):—[from toṣa] mfn. satisfied, gratified, pleased, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Śakuntalā vii, 1; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

Toṣita (तोषित):—[(taḥ-tā-taṃ) p.] Pleased.

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

Toṣita (तोषित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Tosavia, Tosia.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tōṣita (ತೋಷಿತ):—[adjective] satisfied; gratified; made contented.

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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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