Pratishthashakti, Pratiṣṭhāśakti, Pratishtha-shakti: 1 definition


Pratishthashakti 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 Pratiṣṭhāśakti can be transliterated into English as Pratisthasakti or Pratishthashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Pratiṣṭhāśakti (प्रतिष्ठाशक्ति):—Another name for Jñānaśakti (fourth of the five Śakti to evolve, at the end of an aeonic destruction, called saṃhāra). It is called so because it yokes to the puruṣa-tattvas which are naturally inert and supremely subtle.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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