Shailagra, Śailāgra, Shaila-agra: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śailāgra can be transliterated into English as Sailagra or Shailagra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shailagra in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Śailāgra (शैलाग्र) refers to “(climbing) a mountain top” (in a dream), according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.8-13, while describing auspicious dreams]—“[The dreamer] crosses over the ocean and river. Likewise sunrise and indeed blazing fire [are auspicious. Also auspicious is when the dreamer] sees planets, constellations, stars and the disk of the moon. [When the dreamer] ascends the palace or a turret of the palace, climbs a mountain top (śailāgra), tree, elephant, young animal, bull, horse, or man. [In auspicious dreams one] sees a chariot and also sees the siddhamantra, obtains the perfected oblation and sees the gods, etc. [...]”

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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

Śailāgra (शैलाग्र).—the peak of a mountain.

Derivable forms: śailāgram (शैलाग्रम्).

Śailāgra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaila and agra (अग्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śailāgra (शैलाग्र).—n.

(-graṃ) The peak of a mountain. E. śaila a mountain, and agra top.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śailāgra (शैलाग्र).—[neuter] mountain-top.

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

Śailāgra (शैलाग्र):—[from śaila] n. a mountain top, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śailāgra (शैलाग्र):—[śailā+gra] (graṃ) 1. m. The peak of a mountain.

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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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