Pratimapratishtha, Pratimāpratiṣṭhā, Pratima-pratishtha: 3 definitions

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Pratimapratishtha 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 Pratimāpratiṣṭhā can be transliterated into English as Pratimapratistha or Pratimapratishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Pratimāpratiṣṭhā (प्रतिमाप्रतिष्ठा) refers to a certain ceremony performed by Ādiśaiva priests (Ācāryas), as defined in the Śaivāgamas.—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. [...] In the initial rituals of the Pratimāpratiṣṭhā, the Ācārya and Śilpi are to be honoured with clothes and gold etc.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Pratimāpratiṣṭhā (प्रतिमाप्रतिष्ठा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] by Nīlakaṇṭha. K. 184.

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

Pratimāpratiṣṭhā (प्रतिमाप्रतिष्ठा):—[=prati-mā-pratiṣṭhā] f. Name of [work]

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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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