Dayasindhu, Dayāsindhu, Daya-sindhu: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Dayāsindhu (दयासिन्धु) refers to the “ocean of mercy” and is used as an epithet for Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] since you hold everything by dividing your cosmic body into eight you are known as Aṣṭamūrti, you are the primordial Śiva, the merciful. Afraid  of you the wind blows, the fire blazes, the sun shines and death runs all round. O Great Lord, the ocean of mercy (i.e., dayāsindhu), be pleased. Save us for ever, for we are otherwise doomed as we lack in fortitude”.

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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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