Sthapya, Sthāpya: 13 definitions


Sthapya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य) refers to “placing”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[...] If one torments the body with rain, cold and heat, …, devoted to recitation (japarata) and meditation, this is called the Great Observance. A woman skilled in the pleasures of love-making, endowed with beauty and youth; such a woman one should procure, holding one’s senses back from the objects of the senses, and one should kiss and embrace [her], placing (sthāpya) the penis upon her sex while remaining focussed upon recitation and meditation—one performs [thus] the Sword-Blade Observance. If one should succumb to the control of desire, then one certainly falls into hell. [...]”.

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Shaivism)

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य) refers to “being installed” (in heaven), according to the Śivadharmottara: an ancient Sanskrit text dealing with the merit generated by ritual action and methods for attaining rewards after death.—Accordingly, “If [the king] performs this rite [of worshipping the Liṅga] with its six factors Śiva will show his favour. In both this world and the next he will grant all his desires. So a king who is a devotee of Śiva should worship him in this way. If he does so he will rescue twenty-one generations of his patriline. He will install (sthāpya) them in heaven and then go on himself to the eternal domain of Īśvara...”.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य) refers to “having established” (buildings), according to the Devyāmata (chapter 105).—Accordingly, [trees for the surrounding gardens]—“[...] As before, the surrounding wall should be made straight, well erected and level. My dear, having established (sthāpya) the subsidiary shrines beyond the wall, everything should be made thus, complete, and in due sequence. Beyond the residence, it is surrounded by a garden and has a surrounding wall. Everything to be done has been altogether declared. Thus ends the chapter on the residence”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य) refers to the “placement (of jars)” (suitable for an offering ceremony), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Bhagavān taught the detailed offering-manual], “[...] Four Nāga kings should be prepared in the middle of the ditch. [...] Various offerings should be arranged. Fruits should be scattered. Four filled jars should be placed (sthāpya). Four pots filled with offerings should be placed. Four ladles with frankincense and bdellium incense should be burnt. Eight lamps should be lit. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sthāpya (स्थाप्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be placed, set, laid, fixed &c. See the noun.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य).—a.

1) To be placed or deposited.

2) To be founded, fixed or established.

3) To be appointed or installed.

4) To be shut up, confined in.

5) To be plunged (in grief &c.).

6) To be checked, restrained.

-pyam A pledge, deposit.

-pyaḥ the image of a god.

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

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य) or Sthāpetvā.—see sthāpayitvā.

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

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य).—f.

(-pyā) 1. To be placed or deposited. 2. To be fixed or established. n.

(-pyaṃ) A deposit, a pledge.

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

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य).—[adjective] to be established, fixed, placed in ([locative] or [accusative]), kept, confined, restrained.

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

1) Sthāpya (स्थाप्य):—[from sthā] mfn. to be set up or erected (as an image), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] to be placed in or on ([locative case]), [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] to be installed in or appointed to (an office), [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] to be shut up or confined in ([locative case]), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] to be kept (veśmani, ‘in the house’ id est. ‘as a domestic animal’), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

6) [v.s. ...] to be kept to (one’s duty [locative case]), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] to be plunged in (grief etc. [accusative]), [Kathāsaritsāgara]

8) [v.s. ...] to be kept in order or curbed or checked or restrained, [Mahābhārata]

9) [v.s. ...] m. ([probably]) the image of a god, [Pañcarātra]

10) [v.s. ...] m. or n. a deposit, pledge (= nikṣepa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Sthāpya (स्थाप्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṭhappa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sthapya 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sthāpya (ಸ್ಥಾಪ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that is to be kept, placed, deposited.

2) [adjective] that is to be established, installed.

3) [adjective] that is to be regulated, kept in order.

4) [adjective] that is to be concealed, hidden.

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Sthāpya (ಸ್ಥಾಪ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] something deposited; a deposit or treasure.

2) [noun] the act of joining, associating two or more things together.

3) [noun] the act of installing an idol of a deity in a religious manner.

4) [noun] that which is established, installed, firmly placed.

5) [noun] a heavy object, usu. a shaped iron weight with flukes, lowered by cable or chain to the bottom of a body of water to keep a vessel from drifting; an anchor.

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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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