Vashishthi, Vāśiṣṭhī, Vasishthi: 3 definitions


Vashishthi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Vāśiṣṭhī can be transliterated into English as Vasisthi or Vashishthi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vashishthi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vāśiṣṭhī (वाशिष्ठी).—(River) a mahānadī sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 79.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vashishthi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vāsiṣṭhī (वासिष्ठी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] See Vasiṣṭhasmṛti.

2) Vāsiṣṭhī (वासिष्ठी):—med. B. 4, 240.

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

1) Vāsiṣṭhī (वासिष्ठी):—[from vāsiṣṭha] f. a female descendant of V°, [Pāṇini 4-1, 78 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a river (= go-matī), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] (also with śānti) Name of various works.

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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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