Guhasevana, Guha-sevana: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Guhasevana (गुहसेवन) refers to “those who render service to Kumāra (i.e., Śiva’s son)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O sage, with great pleasure, Viṣṇu and I held the chowries aloft above the head of the lord with alertness. Indra and other gods, rendering suitable service to Kumāra (guhasevana) went ahead joyously flanking him on all sides. They reached Śiva’s mountain crying shouts of victory to Śiva. They entered the precincts with delight. Auspicious sounds arose. [...]”.

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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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