Vasati, Vāsati, Vasatī, Vasāti, Vashati: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Vasati (वसति) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Samarāṅgaṇa-sūtradhāra XVIII.8-9, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra literature.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Vasāti (वसाति).—A king of the Candra (lunar) dynasty. He was the eighth son of Janamejaya. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Stanza 57).

2) Vasāti (वसाति).—A country in ancient India. The Kṣatriya kings of this country took the side of the Kauravas in the Bhārata Battle and were employed to protect Bhīṣma. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 51, Stanza 14).

3) Vasāti (वसाति).—A King who fought on the side of Duryodhana. When Abhimanyu entered Cakra-vyūha of the army formed by Droṇa this King took a vow that he would commit suicide if he did not kill Abhimanyu and then ran to the scene of the battle. In the fight between Vasāti and Abhimanyu, Vasāti was killed. (Mahābhārata Droṇa Parva, Chapter 43, Verses 8-10).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vasatī (वसती).—(c) a kingdom of the west, watered by the Sindhu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 48.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Vasāti (वसाति) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.50) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Vasāti) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vasati.—modified to basadi (EI 10), basahi (HA), pasti, basti (SITI), etc.; a Jain temple. Note: vasati is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vasati : (vas + a) lives; abides; dwells; stays.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vāsati, (vāś, see vassati2) to cry (of animals) J. VI, 497. (Page 610)

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1) Vasati, 3 (f.) (fr. vas2, cp. Vedic vasati) a dwelling, abode, residence J. VI, 292 (rāja°=rāja-paricariyā C.); Miln. 372 (rājavasatiṃ vase); Dāvs. IV, 27 (saka°). (Page 604)

2) Vasati, 2 (vas2; Idg. *ǔes to stay, abide; cp. Av. var∂haiti; Lat. Vesta the goddess of the hearth=Gr. e(sti/a hearth; Goth. wisan to stay, remain, be (=Ohg. wesan, E. was, were); Oicel. vist to stay, Oir. foss rest.—Dhtm 470: kanti-nivāsesu) to live, dwell, stay, abide; to spend time (esp. with vassaṃ the rainy season); trs. to keep, observe, live, practise Sn. 469 sq. 1088 (=saṃvasati āvasati parivasati Nd2 558); PvA. 3, 12, 78 (imper. vasatha). ‹-› uposathaṃ vasaṃ (ppr.) keeping the Sunday J. VI, 232; brahmacariyaṃ v. to live a chaste life M. I, 515 (cp. same expression Ait. Br. 5, 13; Śat. Br. 12, 2, 2; 13, 8. 22).—ppr. vasanto PvA. 75, 76; ppr. med. vasamāna J. I, 21, 236, 291; PvA. 117; Pot. vaseyya M. I, 515; Pv. II, 97 (ghare), & vase Miln. 372.—aor. vasi Sn. 977; J. IV, 317 (piya-saṃvāsaṃ); PvA. 111; Mhvs 1, 13 (vasī vasi); 5, 229.—ger. vasitvā J. I, 278; IV, 317; PvA. 13; grd. vasitabba Sn. 678; PvA. 42; & vatthabba Mhvs 3, 12; inf. vatthuṃ Th. 2, 414, & vasituṃ PvA. 12, 112. Fut. vasissati (=Sk. vasiṣyati) Mhvs 14, 26; PvA. 12; and (older) vacchati (=Sk. vatsyati) Vin. I, 60; Th. 2, 294; J. IV, 217; 1st sg. vacchāmi J. V, 467 (na te v. santike); VI, 523, 524, & vacchaṃ Th. 2, 414.—Pass. vussati (Sk. uṣyate) M. I, 147 (brahmacariyaṃ v.).—pp. vasita, vusita (=vi+uṣita), vuttha (perhaps=vi+uṣṭa), q. v.—Caus. I. vāseti to cause to live, stay or dwell; to make live; to preserve (opp. nāseti at S. IV, 248) Vin. III, 140; S. IV, 248; Miln. 211; PvA. 160 (inf. vāsetuṃ); see also vāseti2.—Caus. II. vasāpeti (cp. adhivāsāpeti) to make live or spend, to cause to dwell, to detain J. I, 290; II, 27; PvA. 20 (vassaṃ).—pp. vāsita.—See also adhi°, ā°, ni°, pari°. (Page 604)

3) Vasati, 1 (vas1; to Idg. *ǔes, cp. Gr. e)/nnumi to clothe, Sk. vasman cover, Goth. wasjan clothe, wasti dress; Lat. vestis=E. vest etc.; Dhtp 628 (& Dhtm 870): acchādane) to clothe. pp. vuttha1. Caus. vāseti: see ni°. See also vāsana1 & vāsana1. (Page 604)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vasati (वसति).—f S Abiding, staying, residing. 2 An abode or a place of residence.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vasati (वसति) or Vasatī (वसती).—f. [vas-ati vā ṅīp Uṇ.4.62]

1) Dwelling, residing, abiding; आश्रमेषु वसतिं चक्रे (āśrameṣu vasatiṃ cakre) Me.1 'fixed his residence in'; कमलवसतिमात्रनिर्वृतः (kamalavasatimātranirvṛtaḥ) Ś.5.1.

2) A house, dwelling, residence, habitation; हर्षो हर्षो हृदयवसतिः पञ्चबाणस्तु बाणः (harṣo harṣo hṛdayavasatiḥ pañcabāṇastu bāṇaḥ) P. R.1.22; Ś.2.15.

3) A receptacle, reservoir, an abode (fig.); अलकामतिवाह्यैव वसतिं वसुसंपदाम् (alakāmativāhyaiva vasatiṃ vasusaṃpadām) Ku.6.37; so विनयवसतिः, धर्मैकवसतिः (vinayavasatiḥ, dharmaikavasatiḥ).

4) A camp, halting place (śibira).

5) The time when one halts or stays to rest, i. e. night; तस्य मार्गवशादेका बभूव वसतिर्यतः (tasya mārgavaśādekā babhūva vasatiryataḥ) R.15.11 (vasatiḥ = rātriḥ Malli.) 'he halted at night' &c.; तिस्नो वसतीरुषित्वा (tisno vasatīruṣitvā) 7.33;11.3.

6) A Jaina monastery.

Derivable forms: vasatiḥ (वसतिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vasati (वसति).—(vasayati) , used like Pali vasati with neg. (mā…avasī Jātaka (Pali) v.66.10), ma (m.c. for mā) vasayathā (not caus., = Sanskrit vasata) Lalitavistara 202.5 (verse), don't stop (stay, rest, delay)! Is this paralleled in Sanskrit?

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

Vasati (वसति).—f. (-tiḥ or ) 1. A house, a dwelling. 2. Abiding, abode, residence. 3. Night. E. vas to dwell, ati Unadi aff., ṅīṣ optionally added.

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

Vasati (वसति).—[feminine] staying (over night), dwelling, living, abode, home, house, settlement, nest.

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

1) Vaśāti (वशाति):—etc. [wrong reading] for vasāti.

2) Vasāti (वसाति):—[from vas] f. ([probably]) (cf. uṣā) dawn, [Nirukta, by Yāska xii, 2] (in a quotation [Scholiast or Commentator] = jana-pada)

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Janam-ejaya, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] of a son of Ikṣvāku, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] vaśāti)

5) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people (also tika), [Mahābhārata]

6) Vasati (वसति):—[from vas] a f. staying ([especially] ‘overnight’), dwelling, abiding, sojourn, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc. (tisro vasatīr uṣitvā, ‘having passed three nights’; vasatiṃ-√kri or √grah, ‘to pass the night, take up one’s abode in’, with [locative case])

7) [v.s. ...] a nest, [Ṛg-veda]

8) [v.s. ...] a dwelling-place, house, residence, abode or seat of ([genitive case] or [compound]), [ib.] etc. etc.

9) [v.s. ...] a Jaina monastery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] night, [Mahābhārata]

11) [v.s. ...] mfn. ([according to] to some) dwelling, abiding (with vasām), fixing one’s residence (?), [Ṛg-veda v, 2, 6.]

12) Vasatī (वसती):—[from vas] f. = vasati, staying, dwelling, a dwelling-place, etc., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) Vasati (वसति):—b etc. See p. 932, col. 3.

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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. 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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