Maheshashasana, Maheśaśāsana, Mahesha-shasana: 1 definition


Maheshashasana 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 Maheśaśāsana can be transliterated into English as Mahesasasana or Maheshashasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Maheśaśāsana (महेशशासन) refers to the “orders of Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) spoke to Śiva: “[...] O dear, at the bidding of lord Śiva [i.e., maheśaśāsana] , none of the Gaṇas, Nandīśvara and others, purely carrying out the orders of Śiva, prevented her. The discourse of Śivā and Śiva who represented the principles of Sāṃkhya and Vedanta and who, if thoughtfully considered, are not different from each other, was very happy and pleasing for ever. At the request of the lord of mountains, Śiva permitted Pārvatī to remain with Him being true to His words though with all gravity and seriousness. [...]”.

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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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