Vidyapithapratishtha, Vidyāpīṭhapratiṣṭhā, Vidyapitha-pratishtha: 1 definition


Vidyapithapratishtha 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 Vidyāpīṭhapratiṣṭhā can be transliterated into English as Vidyapithapratistha or Vidyapithapratishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Vidyāpīṭhapratiṣṭhā (विद्यापीठप्रतिष्ठा) refers to the “installation of the throne of knowledge”, 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) [...] In Chapters 67 to 71, we find accounts of the installation of the throne of knowledge (vidyāpīṭhapratiṣṭhā), the installation of Śiva’s ten divine weapons, Śiva’s trident, the installation of a “lion’s seat”, and the installation of a chariot for festival processions.

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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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