Pratibimbaka: 3 definitions
Pratibimbaka 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Pratibimbaka (प्रतिबिम्बक) or Pratibimbakāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Bimbāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Pratibimbaka Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Bimba-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
Pratibimbaka (प्रतिबिम्बक) is similar to Sañcaka, which refers to a “mould” (in which the outlines of the thing to be reproduced are inscribed in an inverted fashion), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 22.47, 48.—Nārāyaṇa remarks that the thing is called ḍhasa in the language of Mahārāṣṭra. Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita on 22.48 explains sañcaka as mudrābimba, while on verse 22.47 he explains it as bījaka (v.r. vījaka). Jinarāja gives “pratibimbaka” as an equivalent. Cf. Assamese Sāṃca, “a mould”; “an impression”.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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