Simhasanapratishtha, Siṃhāsanapratiṣṭhā, Simhasana-pratishtha: 1 definition
Simhasanapratishtha 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 Siṃhāsanapratiṣṭhā can be transliterated into English as Simhasanapratistha or Simhasanapratishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
Siṃhāsanapratiṣṭhā (सिंहासनप्रतिष्ठा) refers to a certain ceremony performed by Ādiśaiva priests (Ācāryas), as defined in the Śaivāgamas.—The Ācāryas were honoured with dakṣiṇā on the occasion of [various] ritual ceremonies. Besides that, they received a share of the naivedya and nirmālya each day. [...] During siṃhāsanapratiṣṭhā, the Ācārya should be honoured with new clothes, gold ring and dakṣiṇā as per capacity of the donor.
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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