Mahashantikara, Mahāśāntikara, Mahashanti-kara: 1 definition


Mahashantikara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Mahāśāntikara can be transliterated into English as Mahasantikara or Mahashantikara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Mahāśāntikara (महाशान्तिकर) refers to “that which causes (great) peace”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.55 (“Śiva returns to Kailāsa”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “O dear, I have thus narrated the auspicious story of the marriage of Śiva, that dispels sorrow, generates delight and increases wealth and longevity. [...]  It is conducive to glory and the attainment of heaven. It bestows longevity, sons and grandsons, all cherished desires, worldly pleasures and salvation too. It wards off premature death. It is auspicious and it causes peace (mahāśāntikara). It makes bad dreams subside. It is an instrument for the acquisition of keen intellect. [...]”.

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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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