Vashat, Vaśāt, Vaṣaṭ: 11 definitions
Vashat means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 terms Vaśāt and Vaṣaṭ can be transliterated into English as Vasat or Vashat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Vaṣaṭ (वषट्) is the name of a Mātṛkā-Śakti created by Mahārudra in order to control the plague of demons created by Andhakāsura.—Accordingly, Andhaka-Asura tried to kidnap Umā (Devī Pārvatī), and was fiercely attacked by Mahārudra who shot arrows at him from his mahāpināka. when the arrows pierced the body of Andhakāsura, drops of blood fell to earth and from those drops, thousands of Andhakas arose. To control this plague of demons, Mahārudra created Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vaṣaṭ] and ordered them to drink the blood of the demons and drain them dry.Source: Kamakoti Mandali: Nrisimha matrika-mandala
Vaṣaṭ (वषट्) refers to one of the various Mātṛkā-Śaktis created by Rudra in order to destroy the clones that spawned from Andhaka’s body.—Accordingly, [...] Andhakāsura attempted to abduct Girājanandinī (Pārvatī) and thus ensued a fierce battle between Andhakāsura and the great Rudra, the Lord of Umā. Like raktabīja, every drop of blood that fell from the body of Andhaka created another Asura like him and in no time, the entire world was filled with Andhakas. To destroy the growing number of Andhakas, Rudra created innumerable Mātṛkā-Śaktis [viz., Vaṣaṭ]. These Śaktis of immense power at once began to drink every drop of blood that flowed from the body of Andhaka, but they could still not effectively contain the emergence of more and more demons.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vaṣaṭ (वषट्) or Vauṣat is an exclamation uttered by the Hotṛ priest at the end of the sacrificial verse on hearing which the Adhvaryu priest casts the oblation offered to the deity into the fire.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
vaśāt (वशात्).—prep Through the sway or rule of.
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.
Vaṣaṭ (वषट्).—ind. An exclamation used on making an oblation to a deity, (with dat. of the deity); इन्द्राय वषट्, पूष्णे वषट् (indrāya vaṣaṭ, pūṣṇe vaṣaṭ) &c.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaśāt (वशात्).—It is used as an indeclinable in the sense of “through the power or influence of.”
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Vaṣaṭ (वषट्).—Ind. An exclamation used on making an oblation to a deity with fire, (used with a dat.) E. vah to bear or convey, aff. ḍaṣaṭ .
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Vasat (वसत्).—mfn. (-san-santī or satī-sat) 1. Dwelling, inhabiting. 2. Wearing, (as clothes.) E. vas to dwell, śatṛ aff.
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Vāśat (वाशत्).—mfn. (-śan-śantī-śat) 1. Crying or singing like a bird. 2. Growling, roaring. E. vāś to cry, aff. śatṛ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaṣaṭ (वषट्).— (probably for vakṣat, ved. conj. aor. of vah), ind. An exclamation used on making an oblation to a deity with fire; cf. kṛ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaṣaṭ (वषट्).—an exclamation used on making an oblation; [with] kṛ utter this exclamation.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaṣaṭ (वषट्):—ind. ([according to] to some [from] √1. vah; cf. 2. vaṭ and vauṣaṭ) an exclamation uttered by the Hotṛ priest at the end of the sacrificial verse (on hearing which the Adhvaryu priest casts the oblation offered to the deity into the fire; it is joined with a [dative case] e.g. pūṣṇe vaṣaṭ; with √kṛ, ‘to utter the exclamation vaṣaṭ’), [Ṛg-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaṣaṭ (वषट्):—interj. Exclamation on making an offering by fire.
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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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Ends with: Abhivashat, Adrishtavashat, Bhagyavashat, Daivavashat, Karyavashat, Prasangavashat, Pratibhavashat, Vavashat, Vidhatrivashat, Vidhivashat, Vivakshavashat, Vyavashat.
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Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
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Bharadvaja-srauta-sutra (by C. G. Kashikar)
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 7.100.7 < [Sukta 100]
Rig Veda 7.99.7 < [Sukta 99]
Rig Veda 10.115.8 < [Sukta 115]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 9.8 < [Chapter 9 - Rāja-guhya-yoga (Yoga through the most Confidential Knowledge)]