Samaradhya, Samārādhya, Sam-aradhya: 1 definition


Samaradhya 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samārādhya (समाराध्य) refers to “having worshipped (with devotion)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.34 (“The Story of Anaraṇya”).—Accordingly, after king Anaraṇya was advised: “[...] Anaraṇya went to the forest, performed great penance, and worshipped (samārādhya) Śiva with devotion. In the end, he attained Śivaloka free from all ailments. The eldest son of the king, Kīrtimān, virtuously ruled over the kingdom and tended the subjects like his own children”.

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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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