Shailaja, aka: Śailajā, Shaila-ja; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śailajā can be transliterated into English as Sailaja or Shailaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Śailaja (शैलज) is the name of a deity who received the Niśvāsāgama from Daśārṇa through the mahānsambandha relation, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The niśvāsa-āgama, being part of the eighteen Rudrabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

Śailaja obtained the Niśvāsāgama from Daśārṇa who in turn obtained it from Sadāśiva through parasambandha. Śailaja in turn, transmitted it to through divya-sambandha to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Niśvāsāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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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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Śailajā (शैलजा).—epithets of Pārvatī; अवाप्तः प्रागल्भ्यं परिणतरुचः शैलतनये (avāptaḥ prāgalbhyaṃ pariṇatarucaḥ śailatanaye) K. P.1; Ku. 3.68.

Śailajā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaila and (जा). See also (synonyms): śailatanayā, śailaputrī, śailasutā.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śailaja (शैलज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) Produced in or on mountains, rocks, &c. n.

(-jaṃ) 1. A fragrant resinous substance, (Storax or Benzoin.) 2. Bitumen. E. śaila a mountain, and ja produced.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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. 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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