Shripitha, aka: Śrīpīṭha; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shripitha 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 Śrīpīṭha can be transliterated into English as Sripitha or Shripitha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Shripitha in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śrīpīṭha (श्रीपीठ).—Is Bindupīṭha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 37. 46; 44. 95.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of shripitha or sripitha in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Shripitha in Shaivism glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Śrīpīṭha (श्रीपीठ) is the name of a sacred site (pīṭha) to be assigned to the two shoulders (skandha) during the pīṭhavidhi (‘ritual of sacred sites’) according to the Tantrāloka chapter 29. This chapter of the Tantrāloka by Abhinavagupta expounds details regarding the Kula initiation ritual. Kula or Kaula is a specific tradition within Śaivism, closely related to Siddhānta and Śaktism. In the Jñānārṇava-tantra it is also mentioned as a pīṭha and is also called Kolvagiri.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Shaivism book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of shripitha or sripitha in the context of Shaivism from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 2 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Sopanapankti
Sopānapaṅkti (सोपानपङ्क्ति).—f., Derivable forms: sopānapaṅktiḥ (सोपानपङ्क्तिः).Sopānapaṅkti is...
Pithavidhi
Pīṭhavidhi (पीठविधि) translates to “ritual of sacred sites” and refers to a ceremony (vidhi)...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: