Adharmamahisha, Adharmamahiṣa, Adharma-mahisha: 1 definition



Adharmamahisha 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 Adharmamahiṣa can be transliterated into English as Adharmamahisa or Adharmamahisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Adharmamahisha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Adharmamahiṣa (अधर्ममहिष) refers to the “buffalo of evils”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.17. Accordingly, “[...] those who are endowed with the virtue of truthfulness etc. and those who are devoted to the worship of Śiva cross Kālacakra who is seated on Adharmamahiṣa (the buffalo of evils). Beyond that stands, ahead of Śivaloka, the bull of Virtue in the form of celibacy. It has the legs of Truthfulness etc.”.

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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.

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