Shailapa, Śailapa: 2 definitions


Shailapa 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 Śailapa can be transliterated into English as Sailapa or Shailapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śailapa (शैलप) refers to the “lord of mountains” and is used to describe Himācala (i.e., Himālaya), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Śiva said to Himavat (Himālaya): “[...] O lord of mountains [i.e., śailapa], O best of mountains, now put forth all endeavour whereby my penance can be conducted without obstacles. O excellent Mountain, this alone is the greatest service that you can render. Please arrange for it with due effort. Please return to your abode with your mind full of pleasure”.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śailapa (ಶೈಲಪ):—

1) [noun] Himāvanta, the king of mountains.

2) [noun] the Himalayas.

3) [noun] Śiva.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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