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Showing posts with label Devapratishtha. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Ritual Installation And Waking Of A Sacred Image Or Idol Known As Devapratishtha Or Pranapratishtha?

 

The procedures for both creating and establishing the image of a god in a temple setting (devapratishtha), as well as ritually "waking" the image so that it becomes a seat for the deity, are referred to as "devapratishtha" (pranapratishtha).

 


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Hinduism - What Is Devapratishtha?

  

("ascertaining the deity") The process of installing and consecrating a deity's image in a temple for worship. 

As the sculptures at the Deogarh temple demonstrate, the image must be formed according to rigorously specified sculptural and aesthetic canons that stretch back to the early decades of the common period. 

Before the ceremony starts, the image, temple location, and performers must all be cleansed, and this cleanliness must be maintained during the rite—which might span days—to guarantee that the image stays pure. 

The transfer and physical installation of the image are meticulously completed, but the pranapratishtha, in which the image is infused with the breath of life and becomes the deity's throne, is the climax ritual. 

After this, the image is deemed ritually "alive," and it must be worshipped and cared for on a regular basis. 



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Hinduism - What Is The Ritual Act Of Devapratishtha?




("ascertaining the deity") The process of installing and consecrating a deity's image in a temple for worship. 

As the sculptures at the Deogarh temple demonstrate, the image must be formed according to rigorously specified sculptural and aesthetic canons that stretch back to the early decades of the common period. 

Before the ceremony starts, the image, temple location, and performers must all be cleansed, and this cleanliness must be maintained during the rite—which might span days—to guarantee that the image stays pure. 

The transfer and physical installation of the image are meticulously completed, but the pranapratishtha, in which the image is infused with the breath of life and becomes the deity's throne, is the climax ritual. 

After this, the image is deemed ritually "alive," and it must be worshipped and cared for on a regular basis. 



You may also want to read more about Hinduism here.

Be sure to check out my writings on religion here.