Shailalaya, aka: Śailālaya; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śailālaya can be transliterated into English as Sailalaya or Shailalaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śailālaya (शैलालय).—A King of ancient time. He was the grandfather of Bhagadatta. After performing tapas in the tapovana at Kurukṣetra he attained Indraloka. (Mahābhārata Āśramavāsika Parva, Chapter 20, Verse 10).

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Śailālaya (शैलालय).—A sage.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 200. 7.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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