Vasusthali, Vasusthalī, Vasu-sthali: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vasusthali in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vasusthalī (वसुस्थली) is another name for Alakā, the “capital of Kubera”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.18.—“[...] Alakā is the capital of Kubera, the chief of the Yakṣas and Guhyakas. It is also called Prabhā, Vasudharā and Vasusthalī and is fabled to be situated on a peak of the Himālayas, inhabited also by Śiva.

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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»] — Vasusthali in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vasusthalī (वसुस्थली).—Name of the city of Kubera.

Vasusthalī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vasu and sthalī (स्थली).

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

Vasusthalī (वसुस्थली).—f. (-lī) The city of Kuvera. E. vasu wealth, sthala place or site, aff. ṅīṣ .

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

Vasusthalī (वसुस्थली):—[=vasu-sthalī] [from vasu > vas] f. the capital of Kubera, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vasusthalī (वसुस्थली):—[vasu-sthalī] (lī) 3. f. City of Kuvera.

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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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