Meruprishtha, Merupṛṣṭha, Meru-prishtha: 6 definitions


Meruprishtha 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 Merupṛṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Meruprstha or Meruprishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Meruprishtha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Merupṛṣṭha (मेरुपृष्ठ) refers to the “top of Meru”, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Consisting of forty-two syllables, Samayā Devī along with the (praṇavas) that encapsulate (her) is on top of Meru (merupṛṣṭha). (In other words) she should be worshipped in the calyx in the middle of the Kramamaṇḍala and also in the End of the Twelve. Another (scripture says) the same (namely): ‘Meru is said to be the head’. The goddess Samayā should not be worshipped alone (but) along with Ādyanātha who is Navātman. This is the meaning. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Meruprishtha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Merupṛṣṭha (मेरुपृष्ठ).—heaven, the sky.

Derivable forms: merupṛṣṭham (मेरुपृष्ठम्).

Merupṛṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms meru and pṛṣṭha (पृष्ठ).

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

Merupṛṣṭha (मेरुपृष्ठ).—[neuter] the summit of Meru.

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

1) Merupṛṣṭha (मेरुपृष्ठ):—[=meru-pṛṣṭha] [from meru] n. the summit of M°, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] heaven, the sky, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Meruprishtha in German

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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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