Pratishthanapura, Pratiṣṭhānapura, Pratishthana-pura: 1 definition


Pratishthanapura 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 Pratiṣṭhānapura can be transliterated into English as Pratisthanapura or Pratishthanapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pratiṣṭhānapura (प्रतिष्ठानपुर).—A sacred place in Prayāga. The place is at present called Jhūsi. Once this place was ruled over by a king called Yayāti. The sage Gālava accompanied by Garuḍa visited this king one day. (Śloka 9, Chapter 114, Udyoga Parva).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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