Vashata, Vaśaṭa, Vāsata: 11 definitions


Vashata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 term Vaśaṭa can be transliterated into English as Vasata or Vashata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vaśatā (वशता) refers to “becoming subject (to Karma)”, according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 1.16-23ab.—Accordingly, “One who suffers knows (reality) in the midst of suffering because (of his) impermanent ignorance. O fair lady, (the consequences of) Karma must be experienced due to the (power) of Karma and that is inevitable. Having understood this there is no attachment or (even) detachment in pleasure and pain. One who knows the condition of his own consciousness does not become subject to Karma (karman-vaśatā). Nor should one take up any other means on the supreme plane that consists of (pure) consciousness. Thus, O goddess, this is said to be the supreme Kulakaula. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vaśatā (वशता) refers to “being under the control (of death)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—Next he speaks about being under the control of death (mṛtyuvaśatām) for the world of living souls (jīvalokasya)]—Yama’s noose, which cannot be resisted even by the chiefs of gods, demons, men and the lord of snakes, in half a moment binds the world of living souls. Yama is clearly the one and only chief conqueror of the three worlds [and] by the mere wish of whom do the 30 gods die”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaśaṭa (वशट).—n (Or ōśaṭa) Greasiness or oiliness. 2 Any unctuous substance. 3 (Vulgar.) Fleshmeat.

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vaśaṭa (वशट).—a Greased or oiled.

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vaśāta (वशात).—prep (The fifth case in Sanskrit grammar of vaśa, and used only in composition with a word prefixed.) For or on account of subjection, to; through the sway or rule of. Ex. kālavaśāt dēśavaśāt, dravyavaśāt, prasaṅgavaśāt, daivavaśāt, vayō- vaśāt, śaktivaśāt, ētadvaśāt, tadvaśāt Through the force or operation of time, country, wealth, place, fortune, age &c.

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vasatā (वसता).—p a from vasaṇēṃ Inhabited--a town &c.

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vasāta (वसात) [or द, da].—f ( A) Inhabited country or space: also peopled state of a country or space.

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

vaśaṭa (वशट).—

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vasāta (वसात) [-da, -द].—f Inhabited country; peopled state of a country.

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vāsaṭa (वासट).—a Smelling foul.

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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

Vāsata (वासत).—An ass.

Derivable forms: vāsataḥ (वासतः).

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

Vāsata (वासत).—m.

(-taḥ) An ass. E. vāsa, atac aff.

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

Vaśatā (वशता).—[vaśa + tā], f. Subjection, [Cāṇakya] 65 in Berl. Monatsb. 1864, 411.

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

Vaśatā (वशता).—[feminine] tva [neuter] subjection, dependence.

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

1) Vaśatā (वशता):—[=vaśa-tā] [from vaśa > vaś] f. subjection, the being under control of, dependence on ([genitive case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] the having power over ([locative case]), [Kāvya literature] ([varia lectio])

3) Vāsata (वासत):—m. an ass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Terminalia Bellerica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Vāsāta (वासात):—mfn. ([from] vasāti) inhabited by the Vasātis, [Pāṇini 4-2, 52], [vArttika] 2; 3, [Patañjali]

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

Vāsata (वासत):—(taḥ) 1. m. An ass.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vashata 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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