Pratishthita, Pratiṣṭhita: 12 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Pratiṣṭhita can be transliterated into English as Pratisthita or Pratishthita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pratishthit.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pratishthita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित) or Pratiṣṭhitaliṅga refers to a type of liṅga (phallic emblem of Śiva), as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.18. Accordingly, “[...] if the image is installed with pure mind in a pure altar either by the Gods or the sages for the realisation of the soul, it is called Pauruṣa and it comes under the category of the installed phallic image of Śiva. By a regular worship of this phallic image, the devotee will obtain all Pauruṣa Aiśvaryas (human riches). If great Brahmins or rich kings install a liṅga prepared by the artisans, it is called Pratiṣṭhita and Prākṛta. It accords enjoyment of Prākṛta Aiśvarya (Natural riches) to the worshipper”.

According to chapter 16: “the syllable Om (a + u + m) is dhvani-liṅga. The svayambhū-liṅga is Nāda-liṅga; the Yantra (diagrammatic contrivance) is binduliṅga. “M” syllable is the installed pratiṣṭhita-liṅga. “U” syllable is mobile cara-liṅga and the “A” syllable is a liṅga of huge form guruvigraha. A person who worships the liṅgas perpetually becomes liberated soul undoubtedly”.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratishthita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित).—p & a (S) Treated with honor or respect. 2 Honorable or respectable. 3 Fine, splendid, honorable, commanding honor--articles of apparel &c. 4 Installed, inaugurated, consecrated, established with the due solemnities--a person in office, a new idol. 4 Famed or celebrated. 5 Completed or accomplished. 6 Established or fixed (in life, marriage &c.) 7 Endowed or portioned.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित).—p & a Honourable or respectable. Fine, splendid. Installed. Conse- crated. Famed. Established.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratishthita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित).—p. p.

1) Set up, erected.

2) Fixed, established; तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता (tasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā) Bg.2.57-58.

3) Placed, situated; अरैः संधार्यते नाभिर्नाभौ चाराः प्रतिष्ठिताः (araiḥ saṃdhāryate nābhirnābhau cārāḥ pratiṣṭhitāḥ) Pt.1.81.

4) Installed, inaugurated, consecrated; दिलीपानन्तरं राज्ये तं निशम्य प्रतिष्ठितम् (dilīpānantaraṃ rājye taṃ niśamya pratiṣṭhitam) R.4.2.

5) Completed, effected; प्रति- ष्ठितेऽहनि सन्ध्यामुपसीत (prati- ṣṭhite'hani sandhyāmupasīta) Kau. A.1.19.

6) Prized, valued.

7) Famous, celebrated.

8) Settled, determined.

9) Comprised, included; त्वयि सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितम् (tvayi sarvaṃ pratiṣṭhitam) Rām.7.76.28.

1) Established in life, married.

11) Endowed; प्रति- ष्ठितां द्वादशभिः (prati- ṣṭhitāṃ dvādaśabhiḥ) Rām.6.48.12 (com. pādadvayavartyaṅgulidaśakaṃ dve pādatale ca evaṃ dvādaśabhiḥ).

12) Applied, applicable; पाणि- ग्रहणिका मन्त्राः कन्यास्वेव प्रतिष्ठिताः (pāṇi- grahaṇikā mantrāḥ kanyāsveva pratiṣṭhitāḥ) Ms.8.226.

13) Conversant with.

14) Secured, got, acquired.

15) Decided, certain; यदि वा मन्यसे राजन् हतमेकं प्रतिष्ठितम् (yadi vā manyase rājan hatamekaṃ pratiṣṭhitam) Mb.12.32.19.

16) Complete, finished; एवमेषा महाभागा प्रतिष्ठाने प्रतिष्ठिता । तीर्थयात्रा महापुण्या सर्वपापप्रमोचिनी (evameṣā mahābhāgā pratiṣṭhāne pratiṣṭhitā | tīrthayātrā mahāpuṇyā sarvapāpapramocinī) || Mb.3.85.114.

-taḥ 1 Name of Viṣṇu.

2) Tortoise; Gīrvāṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Famous, celebrated. 2. Completed, finished. 3. Consecrated. 4. Endowed, portioned. 5. Established in life, married, &c. 6. Placed, situated. 7. Established, fixed. 8. Applicable or applied to. 9. Comprised or included in, 10. Prized, valued. 11. Secured, acquired. E. pratiṣṭhā as above, itac aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित).—[adjective] standing; being or abiding in, founded or resting on ([locative] or —°); established, settled, firm.

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

1) Pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित):—[=prati-ṣṭhita] mfn. (prati.) standing, stationed, placed, situated in or on ([locative case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] abiding or contained in ([locative case]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

3) [v.s. ...] fixed, firm, rooted, founded, resting or dependent on ([locative case] or [compound]), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] established, proved, [Manu-smṛti viii, 164]

5) [v.s. ...] ordained for, applicable to ([locative case]), [ib., 226]

6) [v.s. ...] secure, thriving, well off, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Harivaṃśa] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] familiar or conversant with ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] transferred to ([locative case]), [Harivaṃśa]

9) [v.s. ...] undertaken, [Pañcatantra] ([Bombay edition] anu-ṣṭhita)

10) [v.s. ...] ascended into, having reached ([compound]), [Śakuntalā vii, 4/5] ([varia lectio])

11) [v.s. ...] complete, finished, [Horace H. Wilson]

12) [v.s. ...] consecrated, [ib.]

13) [v.s. ...] endowed, portioned, [ib.]

14) [v.s. ...] established in life, married, [ib.]

15) [v.s. ...] prized, valued, [ib.]

16) [v.s. ...] famous, celebrated, [ib.]

17) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Viṣṇu, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

18) Prātiṣṭhita (प्रातिष्ठित):—[=prāti-ṣṭhita] [from prāti] [wrong reading] for -svika.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित):—[prati-ṣṭhita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Famous; completed; consecrated; fixed.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paiṭṭhia, Paiṭṭhiya.

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Pratishthita in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pratishthita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pratiṣṭhita (प्रतिष्ठित) [Also spelled pratishthit]:—(a) honourable, respectable; established; installed; consecrated; dignified; enjoying a prestige/status.

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