Rudraikadasha, Rudraikādaśa: 1 definition
Rudraikadasha 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 Rudraikādaśa can be transliterated into English as Rudraikadasa or Rudraikadasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Rudraikādaśa (रुद्रैकादश) or Rudraikādaśamantra is the name of a mantra that is chanted during Dhārāpūjā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“ after performing the regular worship of Śiva, with great devotion in accordance with prescribed rules, the devotees shall pour water in a continuous stream (jaladhārā). This Dhārā worship [viz., Dhārāpūjā] is very efficacious in delirium due to fever (jvarapralāpa). At that time [...] Rudraikādaśa-mantra, [... etc.,] shall be repeated. The Dhārā worship [viz., Dhārāpūjā] is very excellent in regard to flourishing series of pleasures. [...]”.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Rudraikadashakamantra, Rudraikadashamantra, Rudraikadashavastradanavidhi.
Full-text: Rudraikadashavastradanavidhi, Rudraikadashamantra, Dharapuja, Shivapurana.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 1 - Origin of the sacred lore < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 2 - Answers Clarifying the Doubts of the Sages < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Chapter 14 - Directions for the worship of Śiva < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]