Prishthapura, aka: Prishtha-pura, Pṛṣṭhāpura, Pṛṣṭhapura; 4 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit terms Pṛṣṭhāpura and Pṛṣṭhapura can be transliterated into English as Prsthapura or Prishthapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Pṛṣṭhāpura (पृष्ठापुर):—Sanskrit name for one of the twenty-four sacred sites of the Sūryamaṇḍala, the first maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra, according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. The Khecarīcakra is the fifth and final cakra located just above the head. Each one of these holy sites (pītha) is presided over by a particular Khecarī (‘sky-goddess’). This Pṛṣṭhāpura-pītha is connected with the goddess Vidyunmukhī.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Pṛṣṭhāpura (पृष्ठापुर) refers to one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22). Prayāga is presided over by the Goddess (Devī) named Vidyunmukhī accompanied by the Field-protector (Kṣetrapāla) named Ghanarava. Their weapon possibly corresponds to the daṇḍa and śakti. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)
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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Pṛṣṭhāpura (पृष्ठापुर) refers to one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). These districts are not divided into subgroups, nor are explained their internal locations. They [viz., Pṛṣṭhāpura] are external holy places, where the Tantric meting is held with native women who are identified as a native goddess. A similar system appears in the tradition of Hindu Tantrims, i.e., in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22), which belongs to the Śākta sect or Śaivism.

Pṛṣṭhāpura is presided over by the Goddess (Devī) named Vidyunmukhī accompanied by the Field-protector (Kṣetrapāla) named Ghaṇṭārava. Their weapon possibly corresponds to the daṇḍa and śakti.

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)
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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geogprahy

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Pṛṣṭhapura (पृष्ठपुर).—It occurs in Bombay Asiatic Society grant of Dharasena II. The place is unidentifiable.

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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