Vidyapitha, Vidyāpīṭha, Vidya-pitha: 3 definitions
Vidyapitha 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Vidyāpīṭha (विद्यापीठ).—Sacred to Lalitā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 37. 47.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
Vidyāpīṭha (विद्यापीठ) are specials halls in the Śaiva temple for the purpose of teaching and learing the Śaivāgamas.—The Ādiśaiva also has the responsibility to propagate Śaiva precepts and expound the carya, kriya, yoga and jñāna-pādas of Śaivāgamas and related literature. Temples have special Vidyāpīṭha or study halls for this purpose. In a place cleaned with gomaya and decorated with colour powder and flowers, lit with many lamps and fragrant with incense, theĀcārya, surrounded by Śuddhaśaiva, should impart Śivajñāna through word or letter . If the student makes errors or if the material is corrupted by time, through negligence, has addition or deletion of letters due to careless scribes, is not properly checked by Ācāryas with little knowledge, is repetitive or has meaningless words, is disjoint, or self-contradictory, the deśika has to correct the student in those places.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vidyāpīṭha (विद्यापीठ).—n (S) A seat or place of science or learning.
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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