Prishthaparshvasthita, Pṛṣṭhapārśvasthita, Prishthaparshva-sthita: 1 definition


Prishthaparshvasthita 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 Pṛṣṭhapārśvasthita can be transliterated into English as Prsthaparsvasthita or Prishthaparshvasthita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Pṛṣṭhapārśvasthita (पृष्ठपार्श्वस्थित) refers to “standing behind on either side (of Śiva)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.42 (“Description of the meeting of the Lord and the Mountain”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Seeing Śiva in front, Himavat bowed to Him. [...] Serpents had transformed themselves into ornaments on his body. He had a wonderful lustre and a divine refulgence. Gods served him with chowries in their hands. Viṣṇu was standing to the left, Brahmā to the right, Indra at his back. Behind on either side (pṛṣṭhapārśvasthita), the gods were standing. He was being eulogised by the gods and others.  [...]”.

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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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