Sthala

Some articles on sthala:

Āgama (Hinduism) - Significance
... The Agamas state three essential requirements for a place of pilgrimage - Sthala, Tīrtha and Murthy ... Sthala refers to the temple, Tīrtha, to the temple tank and Murthy to the deity(ies) worshipped ... may also be associated with a tree, called the Sthala Vriksham ...
Texts - Sthala Puranas
... There are numerous Sthala Puranas, most written in vernaculars, some with Sanskrit versions as well ... Some Tamil Sthala Puranas have been researched by David Dean Shulman ...
Lingayatism - Lingayat Theology - Shatsthala
... Shatsthala is a conflation of Shat and Sthala, which means 'six phases/states/levels' through which a soul advances in its ultimate quest of realisation of the Supreme ... The Shatsthala comprises the Bhakta Sthala, Maheshwara Sthala, Prasadi Sthala, Pranalingi Sthala, Sharana Sthala and the Aikya Sthala ... The Aikya Sthala is the culmination where the soul leaves the physical body and merges with the Supreme ...