Samsthapya, Saṃsthāpya: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Saṃsthāpya (संस्थाप्य) refers to “establishing (mobile or fixed images) (in a temple)”, according to verse 4.243 of the Mohacūrottara (Mohacūḍottara), a Śaiva text from the 10th century.—Accordingly, “The reward that a wise man gains from establishing (saṃsthāpya) a mobile image [i.e. an ascetic] in a maṭha is the same as the reward that he gains from establishing (saṃsthāpya) a fixed image in a temple”.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Saṃsthāpya (संस्थाप्य).—Ind. Having placed. E. sam before ṣṭhā to stay, causal v., lyap aff.

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

1) Saṃsthāpya (संस्थाप्य):—[=saṃ-sthāpya] [from saṃ-sthāpaka > saṃ-sthā] a ind. having placed together etc.

2) [v.s. ...] excepting, [Divyāvadāna 2.]

3) [v.s. ...] b mfn. to be put or placed in ([locative case]; with vaśe and [genitive case], ‘to be placed in subjection to’; with cetasi and [genitive case], ‘to be called to or impressed on the mind of’), [Manu-smṛti; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) [v.s. ...] to be completed or finished (as a sacrifice), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] to be treated with a calming clyster, [Caraka]

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Samsthapya 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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