Vimanastha, Vimānastha: 3 definitions


Vimanastha 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Vimānastha (विमानस्थ) refers to “being seated in aerial chariots”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.30 (“The Celebration of Pārvatī’s Return”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing that Pārvatī was returning, Menā and Himavat excessively delighted went ahead seated in a divine vehicle. [...] At that time the gods, seated in their aerial chariots (vimānastha) in the sky, showered auspicious flowers, bowed to and eulogised her with hymns. Then the Brahmins and others joyfully took you within the city in a resplendent chariot. Then the brahmins, the maids and other women took her within the house with due honour. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vimanastha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vimānastha (विमानस्थ).—[vimāna-stha], adj. Standing on a divine chariot, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 184.

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

Vimānastha (विमानस्थ):—[=vi-māna-stha] [from vi-māna > vi-mā] 3. vi-māna-stha mfn. standing on a cel° car, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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