Tushti, Tuṣṭi: 23 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Tuṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Tusti or Tushti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि, “satisfaction, contentement”):—Name of one of the sixty-four mātṛs to be worshipped during Āvaraṇapūjā (“Worship of the Circuit of Goddesses”, or “Durgā’s Retinue”), according to the Durgāpūjātattva. They should be worshipped with either the five upācāras or perfume and flowers.

Her mantra is as follows:

ॐ तुष्ट्यै नमः
oṃ tuṣṭyai namaḥ.

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि) refers to one of the eight Yoginīs (yoginī-aṣṭaka) associated with Kāmākhya (corresponding to the eastern face of Bhairava), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Yoginīs (yoginyaṣṭaka): Viśālā, Pārthivā, Yakṣī, Dhūrjaṭī, Viṣabhakṣaṇī, Sarvasiddhipradā, Tuṣṭi, Icchā, Siddhipradāyakī.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि, “satisfaction”):—One of the twenty-four emanations of Lakṣmī accompanying Nārāyaṇa. This particular manifestation couples with his counterpart form called Mādhava and together they form the third celestial couple. Lakṣmī represents a form of the Goddess (Devī) as the wife of Viṣṇu, while Nārāyaṇa represents the personification of his creative energy, according to the Pāñcarātra literature.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि, “satiety”) is one of the twenty-four daughters of Dakṣa by Prasūti: one of the three daughters of Svāyambhuvamanu and Śatarūpā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.16:—“Dakṣa begot twenty-four daughters. Thirteen daughters Śraddhā etc. were given to Dharma in marriage by Dakṣa. O lordly sage, listen to the names of Dharma’s wives. Their names are [... Tuṣṭi (satiety),...]. Thereupon the entire universe consisting of three worlds, mobile and immobile was filled (with progeny). Thus according to their own actions and at the bidding of Śiva innumerable famous Brahmins were born out of the various living beings”.

2) Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि, “satiety”) refers to “contentment” and is used to describe Goddess Umā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] you are sleep in all living beings; you are hunger, satiety, thirst, splendour, brilliance and contentment (i.e., tuṣṭi). You are the delighter of every one for ever. To those who perform meritorious actions you are the goddess of fortune. To the sinners you are the eldest sister, the deity of Ignominy; you are peace for the universe, and the mother sustaining lives”.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—A daughter of Dakṣa. She became the wife of Dharmadeva. Dharmadeva accepted as wives the thirteen daughters of Dakṣa including Tuṣṭi. Their younger sister Khyāti etc were married to Marīci etc. (Chapter 7, Aṃśa 1, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—A daughter of Dakṣa, and a wife of Dharma, gave birth to muda. (Santoṣa, Vāyu-purāṇa and Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 49 and 51; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 9. 49, 59; Vāyu-purāṇa 10. 25. 34: 55. 43; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 7. 23 and 28.

1b) A son of Vasudeva and Madirā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 172.

1c) A Śakti on the fourth Parvan of the Geyacakra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 71; 44. 71.

1d) A Kalā of the moon.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 35. 92; Matsya-purāṇa 23. 24.
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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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Samkhya (school of philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि, “complacence”) refers to a category of pratyayasarga (intellectual products) according to the Sāṃkhya theory of evolution. Pratyayasarga is the first of two types of sarga (products) that come into being during tattvapariṇāma (elemental manifestations), which in turn, evolve out of the two types of pariṇāma (change, modification).

There are nine types of tuṣṭi, of which the first four are grouped as internal (ādhyātmika):

  1. prakṛti-tuṣṭi (material reality),
  2. upādāna-tuṣṭi (withdrawing),
  3. kāla-tuṣṭi (time),
  4. bhāgya-tuṣṭi (fate),

Besides these, there are five external (bāhya) types of tuṣṭi, produced by the cessation of senses from the śabda (sound), sparśa (touch), rūpa (colour), rasa (taste) and gandha (smell) or enjoyable things.

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि) is another name for Vṛddhi, an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 5.28-33 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Tuṣṭi and Vṛddhi, there are a total of twelve Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि) refers to “pleasing”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 21.9cd-14]—“[...] The Gods and Asuras view mantras are seen as powerful and invincible. [Mantras] confer benefits [because they are] all-favoring, all-bestowing, all-pervading, and Śiva. Briefly, O Mahadeva, speak to my question. There is not anyone higher than yourself, O Lord of the World. Please tell all, O Great Śiva, if I please (tuṣṭi) you, O Lord”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि) refers to “satisfaction (of mind)”, according to the Vijñānabhairavatantra (74).—Accordingly, “Wherever there is satisfaction of mind (manas-tuṣṭi), one should hold the mind right there, [because] wherever [the mind is,] its essential nature of supreme bliss is present”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—f S Pleasedness.

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

tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—f Pleasedness.

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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

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—f. [tuṣ-bhāve-ktin]

1) Satisfaction, gratification, pleasure, contentment.

2) (In Sāṅ. phil.) Acquiescence, indifference to everything except what is possessed.

Derivable forms: tuṣṭiḥ (तुष्टिः).

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Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—See under तुष् (tuṣ).

Derivable forms: tuṣṭiḥ (तुष्टिः).

See also (synonyms): tuṣṭa.

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

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—f.

(-ṣṭiḥ) 1. Pleasure, satisfaction, gratification, content. 2. Indifference to every thing but that possessed or obtained. 3. One of the Matris. E. tuṣ to please, &c. affix bhāve ktin.

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

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—i. e. tuṣ + ti, f. Satisfaction, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 6.

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

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि).—[feminine] satisfaction, pleasure.

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

1) Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि):—[from tuṣ] f. satisfaction, contentment, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (9 kinds are reckoned in Sāṃkhya [philosophy] [Kapila iii, 39; Sāṃkhyakārikā 47 and 50; Tattvasamāsa]; ‘Satisfaction’ personified [Harivaṃśa 9498] as daughter of Dakṣa and mother of Saṃtoṣa or Muda, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa i, 7; Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 1, 49 f.; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa l]; or as daughter of Paurṇamāsa, [Vāyu-purāṇa i, 28, 8; Liṅga-purāṇa]; as a deity sprung from the Kalās of Prakṛti, [Brahma-purāṇa ii, 1]; as a Mātṛkā, [Bhavadev.]; as a Śakti, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 5, 197])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Kalā of the moon, [Brahma-purāṇa ii, 15]

3) [v.s. ...] the plant vṛddhi, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि):—(ṣṭiḥ) 2. f. Pleasure; content.

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

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tuṭṭhi.

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Tushti in German

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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

Tuṣṭi (तुष्टि):—(nf) satisfaction, gratification; contentment.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tuṣṭi (ತುಷ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] the state of being satisfied or contented; satisfaction; contentment; pleasure.

2) [noun] (phil.) any of the nine kinds of contentment derived by leading an austere life.

3) [noun] (myth.) name of one of the sixteenth part of the moon (as seen increasing by a day between new-moon day and full-moon day).

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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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