Sthapana, Sthāpanā, Sthāpana: 11 definitions

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Sthapana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Sthāpanā (स्थापना) refers to “prologue”. More specifically, it refers to the prologue of a Nāṭaka play. It is also known as Prastavanā. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography

Sthāpana (स्थापन) refers to the “fixing or erecting of an image”.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Sthāpana (स्थापन) refers to certain a ceremony to be performed during pūjā (ritualistic worship), according to the Arcanāvidhipaṭala of Kāmikāgama.—Then [after āvāhana], the Ācārya, with flowers in his hands, meditates on the Śiva that he has invoked. He then performs sthāpana and sannidhāna with the respective mudrās. He performs sānnirodhana with the corresponding mudrā. The pūjā is fruitless if this is not performed. He then performs avakuṇṭhana with the corresponding mudrā.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthāpana (स्थापन).—n (S) sthāpanā f (S) Placing, setting, laying, fixing. 2 Establishing, erecting, instituting, founding, raising, setting up. 3 Settling, ordering, ordaining, appointing, determining. 4 Substantiating, proving, evincing, verifying. 5 Among devotees. Fixing or concentrating the thoughts upon the object of meditation. 6 A certain ceremony performed in the month of utero-gestation.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

sthāpana (स्थापन).—n-f Placing; settling. Establi- shing; proving.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthāpanā (स्थापना).—

1) Placing, fixing, founding, establishing.

2) Arranging, regulating (as a drama), stage-management.

3) A prologue of the drama; (see plays of Bhāsa).

4) Storing, keeping, preserving.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sthāpana (स्थापन).—nt. (compare Pali ṭhapana, same meaning), omission, avoidance: MSV ii.176.8 adharmeṇa karmaṇā kopyena °nārheṇa (which ought to be avoided); so iii.73.16 etc.; poṣadha-°na, omission, suspension, of the p°, MSV iii. 108.11 ff. (list of valid and invalid reasons for it, as in Pali, Vin. ii.241.26 ff., pātimokkha-ṭhapanaṃ).

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

Sthāpana (स्थापन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Placing, founding, fixing, erecting. 2. Ordering, directing. 3. Fixing or concentrating the thoughts upon the object of meditation, abstraction, mental control. 4. A ceremony performed in the month of utero-gestation. 5. A dwelling, a habitation. f.

(-nā) 1. Ordering or arranging as a drama, stage-management. 2. Placing, fixing. f. (-nī) A plant, (Cissampelos hexandra.) E. ṣṭhā to stay or stand, causal form, aff. lyuṭ or yuc .

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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. 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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