Naladisthapana, Nālādisthāpana, Naladi-sthapana: 1 definition



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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Nālādisthāpana (नालादिस्थापन) refers to a certain ceremony that is to be performed while establishing a temple or a new settlement.—The Ādiśaiva has a critical role to play in the establishment of a temple or even a new settlement, right from selecting and clearing the ground. [...] The Ādiśaiva is also required to perform the nālādisthāpana. [...] The Ācāryas were honoured with dakṣiṇā on the occasion of [various] ritual ceremonies. Besides that, they received a share of the naivedya and nirmālya each day. [...] At the end of the nālādisthāpana, there is a reminder to give the Ācārya, Mūrtipa, Daivajña and Sthapati (sculptor), the appropriate dakṣiṇā, after honouring them with new clothes and gold.

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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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