Shripratishthita, Shri-pratishthita, Śrīpratiṣṭhita: 3 definitions


Shripratishthita 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 Śrīpratiṣṭhita can be transliterated into English as Sripratisthita or Shripratishthita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Śrīpratiṣṭhita (श्रीप्रतिष्ठित):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the Īśānaśivagurudevapaddhati which features a list of 52 temple types. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.

Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts (vastu)

Śrīpratiṣṭhita (श्रीप्रतिष्ठित) refers to a classification of Grāma (“towns”), according to the ninth chapter of the Kapiñjalasaṃhitā: a Pāñcarātra work consisting of 1550 verses dealing with a variety of topics such as worship in a temple, choosing an Ācārya, architecture, town-planning and iconography.—Description of the chapter [grāmavinyāsa]:—The rewards of town planning are great; moreover, by planning a town properly one sees to the construction of temples and, consequently, to the worship of God. Towns are called by several names [...]. Once a plot for a town is selected certain steps must then be taken: procession to the place, bali-offerings, setting up pegs and strings, etc. (4-9a). Various types of towns are named according to their lay-out of streets [e.g., śrīpratiṣṭhita]. [...]

Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts (vastu)

Śrīpratiṣṭhita (श्रीप्रतिष्ठित) refers to one of the fifty-two varieties of Temples (prāsāda), as discussed in chapter 8 (Kriyāpāda) of the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—Description of the chapter [prāsāda-bheda]:—This is ostensibly a highly technical chapter on varieties of vimāna-types. There are 52 varieties of vimānas mentioned [e.g., Śrīpratiṣṭhita] based on differences of tāla-measurements and adhiṣṭhāna-basements; but the treatment upon examination gives only the most superficial of distinctions between one type and another.

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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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