Siddhisthana, Siddhisthāna, Siddhi-sthana: 5 definitions


Siddhisthana 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Dietetics and Culinary Art (such as household cooking)

Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Siddhisthāna (सिद्धिस्थान) refers to the eighth of the eight sections of the Carakasaṃhitā which enjoys a prime position among Ayurvedic treatises and is written in the form of advices of the sage Ātreya to the sage Agniveśa. The Carakasaṃhitā contains eight sections [viz., siddhisthāna]. Sūtrasthāna contains 30 chapters.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Siddhisthāna (सिद्धिस्थान) refers to “places of accomplishment”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “One should worship them [i.e., the Goddesses of the seats] at each door (of the quarters). If they are worshipped they bestow accomplishments. If they are not worshipped they give rise to obstacles. They should be worshipped in the village, town, primary sacred seat, (sacred) field, crossroad, and places of accomplishment [i.e., siddhisthāna]. They certainly destroy obstacles. Worshipped and installed they give extensive accomplishment. One should worship the eight goddesses accompanied by the guardians of the field [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Siddhisthāna (सिद्धिस्थान).—n. name of a country, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 40, 19.

Siddhisthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms siddhi and sthāna (स्थान).

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

1) Siddhisthāna (सिद्धिस्थान):—[=siddhi-sthāna] [from siddhi > sidh] n. ‘place of felicity’, any sacred spot where pilgrims may obtain beatitude (such as on the Ganges etc.), [Purāṇa; Śukasaptati]

2) [v.s. ...] the part of a medical work dealing with the efficacious treatment of disease, [Caraka]

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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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