Himavatprastha, Himavat-prastha: 1 definition


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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Himavatprastha (हिमवत्प्रस्थ) refers to the “ridges of the Himālayas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.17. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] The daughter of Dakṣa bowed to Śiva with devotion, sought and received His consent and returned to her mother with a fascinating gaiety. Śiva returned to His hermitage on the ridges of the Himālayas [viz., Himavatprastha] and began meditations though with difficulty, as He still felt the pangs of love in separation from Satī, the daughter of Dakṣa”.

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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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