Yashti, aka: Yaṣṭi, Yaṣṭī; 7 Definition(s)


Yashti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 terms Yaṣṭi and Yaṣṭī can be transliterated into English as Yasti or Yashti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Yaṣṭi (यष्टि) is another name for Bhāraṅgī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to Clerodendrum serratum (beetle killer). It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 5.149-150), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Yaṣṭi (यष्टि) refers to “The flag-staff of a village”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 9.285)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Yaṣṭi (यष्टि).—Staves and cudgels, used by the barbarians against the enemies;1 used by the Ābhiras against Arjuna.2

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 38. 17.
  • 2) Ib. V. 38. 52.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

yaṣṭi (यष्टि) [or यष्टिका, yaṣṭikā].—f S A stick.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

yaṣṭi (यष्टि).—f A stick.

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

Yaṣṭi (यष्टि) or Yaṣṭī (यष्टी).—f. [yaj-ktin ni° na saṃprasāraṇam]

1) A stick, staff.

2) A cudgel, mace, club.

3) A column, pillar, pole; संक्रमध्वजयष्टीनां प्रतिमानां च भेदकः (saṃkramadhvajayaṣṭīnāṃ pratimānāṃ ca bhedakaḥ) Ms.9.285.

4) A perch, as in वासयष्टि (vāsayaṣṭi).

5) A stem, support.

6) A flagstaff; as in ध्वजयष्टि (dhvajayaṣṭi).

7) A stalk, stem.

5) A branch, twig; कदम्बयष्टिः स्फुटकोरकेव (kadambayaṣṭiḥ sphuṭakorakeva) U.3.42; so चूतयष्टिः (cūtayaṣṭiḥ) Ku.6.2; सालस्य यष्टिः (sālasya yaṣṭiḥ) Rām.2.2.32; सहकारयष्टिः (sahakārayaṣṭiḥ) &c.

9) A string, thread (as of pearls), a necklace विमुच्य सा हारमहार्य- निश्चया विलोलयष्टिप्रविलुप्तचन्दनम् (vimucya sā hāramahārya- niścayā vilolayaṣṭipraviluptacandanam) Ku.5.8; क्वचित् प्रभालेपिभिरिन्द्र- नीलैः मुक्तामयी यष्टिरिवानुविद्धा (kvacit prabhālepibhirindra- nīlaiḥ muktāmayī yaṣṭirivānuviddhā) R.13.54.

1) Any creeping plant.

11) Anything thin, slim, or slender (at the end of comp. after words meaning 'the body'); तं वीक्ष्य वेपथुमती सरसाङ्गयष्टिः (taṃ vīkṣya vepathumatī sarasāṅgayaṣṭiḥ) Ku.5.85 'with her slender or delicate frame perspiring'.

12) A reed.

13) The arm.

14) Liquorice.

15) Sugar-cane.

Derivable forms: yaṣṭiḥ (यष्टिः).

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Yaṣṭī (यष्टी).—See यष्टि (yaṣṭi).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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. 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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