Vratastha, Vrata-stha: 7 definitions

Introduction

Vratastha 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Jālandharabandha

Ballāla understands Vratastha to mean “living as a brahamcārin”, i.e. practising celibacy.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vratastha (व्रतस्थ).—a (S) vratī a (S) That is under the obligation of a religious vow: also that is holding, according to vow, some religious observance.

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

vratastha (व्रतस्थ).—a That is holding some reli- gious observance.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vratastha (व्रतस्थ).—a. practising any vow.

Vratastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vrata and stha (स्थ).

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Vratastha (व्रतस्थ).—a celibate; व्रतस्थमपि दौहित्रं श्राद्धे यत्नेन भोजयेत् (vratasthamapi dauhitraṃ śrāddhe yatnena bhojayet) Ms.3.234.

Derivable forms: vratasthaḥ (व्रतस्थः).

Vratastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vrata and stha (स्थ).

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

Vratastha (व्रतस्थ).—[vrata-stha], adj., f. thā, Engaged in religious austerities, Chr. 47, 35.

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

Vratastha (व्रतस्थ).—[adjective] observing a vow or religious duty.

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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. 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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