Catushpathanyasa, Catuṣpathanyāsa, Catushpatha-nyasa: 1 definition


Catushpathanyasa 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 Catuṣpathanyāsa can be transliterated into English as Catuspathanyasa or Catushpathanyasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chatushpathanyasa.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Catushpathanyasa in Shaivism glossary
Source: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Catuṣpathanyāsa (चतुष्पथन्यास) refers to one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Catuṣpathanyāsa is mentioned in the Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4), Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21) and the Svāyambhuva-āgama (chapter 17) mentions Catuṣpathanyāsa. The Mṛgendra-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 6) mentions Catuṣpatha (“creating four direction by crossing twigs”). The Mataṅgapārameśvara (Kriyā-pāda, chap 4) mentions Catuṣpathakalpana.


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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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