Adishishira, Ādiśiśira: 1 definition


Adishishira 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 Ādiśiśira can be transliterated into English as Adisisira or Adishishira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ādiśiśira (आदिशिशिर).—One of the disciples of Śākalya. Vyāsa made the Vedas and taught his son Śākalya a portion of it. Śākalya divided his portion into five different and equal divisions and taught each of his five disciples, Vātsyāyana, Maudgalya, Śāli, Ādiśiśira and Gokhali a division. (Skandha 12, Bhāgavata).

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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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