Nilarudra, Nīlarudra: 1 definition

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Nilarudra 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Nīlarudra (नीलरुद्र) or Nīlarudramantra is the name of a mantra used in combination with offerings of flowers and water ablutions during the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.11.—Accordingly, “[...] offerings of flowers and water ablutions shall be made with these mantras whether caused to be read or committed to memory and orally repeated [viz., the Nīlarudra-mantra, ...]. The water offerings shall be a thousand times or hundred and eight times. They shall be offered strictly in accordance with Vedic injunctions or by repeating the names of the deity”.

2) Nīlarudra (नीलरुद्र) is the name of a deity mentioned the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.41.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu and others eulogized Śiva:—“[...] obeisance, obeisance to one who is omni-formed and the plentiful; obeisance to Nīla, Nīlarudra, Kadrudra and Pracetas. Obeisance to the most bounteous lord who is pervaded by rays, who is the greatest, and the destroyer of the enemies of the gods”.

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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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