Pushyabhisheka, Puṣyābhiṣeka, Pushya-abhisheka: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Puṣyābhiṣeka can be transliterated into English as Pusyabhiseka or Pushyabhisheka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Puṣyābhiṣeka (पुष्याभिषेक) is the name of a ceremony described in the Uttara-Kāmikāgama.—The Puṣyābhiṣeka involving ritual abhiṣeka to the king performed by the ācārya is recommended to be performed annually and is said to destroy all enemies, difficulties and disease while bestowing health, long life, victory and fame.

At the time of Puṣyābhiṣeka, after the homa and ritual bath and pūjā, the king is advised to donate lands to the temple. The king is asked to ensure availability of material for all the regular prescribed rituals. Individual worshippers are required to provide the material for their specific kāmya rituals.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṣyābhiṣeka (पुष्याभिषेक).—a ceremony of coronating a king &c., when the moon stands in the asterism Puṣya.

Derivable forms: puṣyābhiṣekaḥ (पुष्याभिषेकः).

Puṣyābhiṣeka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣya and abhiṣeka (अभिषेक). See also (synonyms): puṣyasnāna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Puṣyābhiṣeka (पुष्याभिषेक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—the 14th Pariśiṣṭa of the Av. W. p. 90.

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

Puṣyābhiṣeka (पुष्याभिषेक):—[from puṣya > puṣ] m. idem, [ib.] ([varia lectio] puṣpābh).

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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. 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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