Panch-kalyanak Pratishtha

Published: 02.03.2011
Updated: 22.04.2012
Panchkalyanak Pratishtha

Panchkalyanak Pratishtha (installation with five auspicious events) is a traditional Jain ceremony that consecrates one or more Jain Tirthankara images.

  • After the pratishtha the statue represents the Tirthankara, and becomes a worshippable object.
  • A pratishtha must be authorised by an acknowledged leader of the sangha, an Acharya or a Bhattaraka, or a representative (pratishthacharya), who can recite the sacred suri-mantra to mark the final step in the installation ceremony.
  • The Shvetambara sect requires a ceremony called anjana-shalaka.
  • Once an idol is fully installed, it must be worshipped daily.


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  1. Acharya
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