Mahadevaprasada, Mahādevaprasāda, Mahadeva-prasada: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Mahādevaprasāda (महादेवप्रसाद) refers to the “grace of lord Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.16 (“Brahmā consoles the gods”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to the Gods: “[...] O gods, if there is a son born of Śiva, he alone can kill the demon Tāraka. O best of gods, you carry out the remedy I am suggesting. By the grace of lord Śiva [i.e., mahādevaprasāda], it can be successfully accomplished. Satī, the daughter of Dakṣa, formerly cast off her body. She is now born of Menakā’s womb. That event is already known to you all. O gods, it is certain that lord Śiva will marry her. Still you shall pursue your endeavour. [...]”.

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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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