Shailadhipa, Śailādhipa, Shaila-adhipa: 3 definitions


Shailadhipa 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 Śailādhipa can be transliterated into English as Sailadhipa or Shailadhipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śailādhipa (शैलाधिप) refers to the “Lord of mountains” (i.e., Himavat/Himālaya), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in disguise of a Brahmin) said to the Lord of Mountains: “[...] For the marriage of Pārvatī, He is not at all a deserving person. On hearing of this, the general public will smile in derision. O lord of mountains (śailādhipa), see for yourself. He has not a single kinsman. You are the storehouse of great gems and jewels. He has no assets at all. O lord of mountains, you shall consult your kinsmen, sons, wife and wise counsellors, except Pārvatī. O lord of mountains, the medicine does not appeal at all to the patient. Wrong diet that brings about great defects always appeals to him”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shailadhipa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śailādhipa (शैलाधिप).—epithets of the Himālaya.

Derivable forms: śailādhipaḥ (शैलाधिपः).

Śailādhipa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaila and adhipa (अधिप). See also (synonyms): śailādhirāja, śailendra, śailapati, śailarāja.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śailādhipa (शैलाधिप):—[from śaila] m. ‘king of m°’, Name of the Himālaya, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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