Sthalipaka, Sthali-paka, Sthālīpāka, Sthālipāka: 14 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sthalipaka in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक) refers to “offerings of cooked food in the vessel itself”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.13.—Accordingly, “[...] Raw rice, other food grains, ghee, fruits, bulbous roots, cooked food soaked in ghee for sacrificial rites—all these things shall be duly used as prescribed in the sacred texts. Sthālīpāka (offerings of cooked food in the vessel itself) shall be performed at the stipulated time in the manner laid down. If there is no Havya (cooked rice offering) the main sacrifice alone shall be performed”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sthālipāka (स्थालिपाक).—A ritual comprising an offering of rice boiled in milk.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 230. 11.
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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Indian Journal of History of Science, 31(4), 1996: A fragment of the LAuhaśāstra of Nāgārjuna

Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक) refers to the process of “vessel-heating” as explained in the Amṛtasāralauha.—Now the remaining fresh decoction of triphalā is put in an iron vessel and the above iron is dipped into that and cooked till dried. Then after this process is repeated with the juice of hastikarṇapalāśa (root), śatāvarī, bhṛṅgarāja and keśarāja, all or any one.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Sacred Texts: The Grihya Sutras, Part 2 (SBE30)

Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक) refers to one of the seven Pākasaṃsthās or Pākayajñas (groups of seven sacrifices).—Hārīta says: “Let a man offer the Pākayajñas always, always also the Haviryajñas, and the Somayajñas (Soma sacrifices), according to rule, if he wishes for eternal merit”.—The object of these sacrifices [viz., Sthālīpāka] is eternal happiness, and hence they have to be performed during life at certain seasons, without any special occasion (nimitta), and without any special object (kāma). According to most authorities, however, they have to be performed during thirty years only. After that the Agnihotra only has to be kept up.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaikhanasa Grhyasutra Bhasya (Critical Edition and Study)

Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक) refers to the ritual of “offering the mess of boiled rice for Agni from earthen cooking pot (sthāli)” and represents one of the various rituals mentioned in the Vaikhānasagṛhyasūtra (viz., vaikhānasa-gṛhya-sūtra) which belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajurveda (kṛṣṇayajurveda).—The original Gṛhyasūtra of Vaikhanāsa consists of eleven chapters or “praśnas”. Each praśna is subdivided into sub-divisions called “khaṇḍa”. But only the first seven chapters deal with actual Gṛhyasūtra section. Sthālīpāka is one of the seven pākayajñas.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: eScholarship: The descent of scripture: a history of the Kamikagama

Sthālipāka (स्थालिपाक) refers to “preparing food offerings”, according to the Kāmikāgama: an ancient Śaiva Āgama scripture in 12,000 Sanskrit verses dating to at least the 5th century and represented as an encyclopedic account of ritual instructions (kriyāpāda).—In modern print editions, the Kāmika-āgama is structured in two major parts. The Uttarabhāga consists of 98 chapters (paṭalas) [...] Chapters 20 to 29 focus primarily on initiation and life-cycle rites but with treatments of other practices as well. Chapter 20 thus begins with an account of general and special initiation. In Chapter 21, instructions are provided for preparing food offerings (sthālipāka).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthalipaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक).—m (S) A rite or religious act pertaining to the ashram or order of the gṛhastha Householder, --the dressing of rice for hōma on a cūla prepared for the purpose.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthalipaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक).—

1) a particular religious act performed by a householder.

2) a dish of rice boiled in milk.

Derivable forms: sthālīpākaḥ (स्थालीपाकः).

Sthālīpāka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sthālī and pāka (पाक).

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

Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A particular religious act performed by a householder. 2. Rice, &c., boiled for presentation to gods and manes: see caru for the last sense.

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

Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक).—[masculine] a kind of cooked offering.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—gṛhya. Oppert. Ii, 6975.
—Āpast. B. 1, 152.
—Āśval. Oppert. 6498.

2) Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक):—gṛhya. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 111. Stein 22.

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

1) Sthālīpāka (स्थालीपाक):—[=sthālī-pāka] [from sthālī > sthal] m. (or sthālī-p) a dish of barley or rice boiled in milk (used as an oblation), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. (= kīya), [Catalogue(s)]

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Sthalipaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthalipaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sthālīpāka (ಸ್ಥಾಲೀಪಾಕ):—[noun] a dish of barley or rice boiled in milk, used as an oblation.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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