Lilarupadhara, Līlārūpadhara, Lilarupa-dhara: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Līlārūpadhara (लीलारूपधर) refers to “one who who assumes forms variously” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “O sage, on being asked by Indra thus, he did not say anything. Indra asked him again. But the naked person did not say anything. Indra, the supreme lord of the worlds, asked again. The lord the great Yogin who assumes forms variously (līlārūpadhara) kept quiet. The naked lord, though asked repeatedly by Indra, did not say anything, for he wanted to test the knowledge of Indra. Then the lord of Gods, proud of the wealth of the three worlds, became enraged. Rebuking the lord with matted hair he spoke these words.—[...]”.

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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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