Shailaputri, Śailaputrī, Shaila-putri: 5 definitions



Shailaputri 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 Śailaputrī can be transliterated into English as Sailaputri or Shailaputri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shailaputri in Shaktism glossary
Source: Hare-Krsna: Nava-Durgā

Śailaputrī (शैलपुत्री) refers to one of the nine Navadurgā which literally means the “nine forms of Goddess Durgā”, and constitute, according to Vedic scriptures, the manifestation of Durgā in Her nine different aspects. [...] Each goddess [viz., Śailaputrī] has a different form and a special significance.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śailaputrī (शैलपुत्री).—epithets of Pārvatī; अवाप्तः प्रागल्भ्यं परिणतरुचः शैलतनये (avāptaḥ prāgalbhyaṃ pariṇatarucaḥ śailatanaye) K. P.1; Ku. 3.68.

Śailaputrī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaila and putrī (पुत्री). See also (synonyms): śailajā, śailatanayā, śailasutā.

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

Śailaputrī (शैलपुत्री).—[feminine] the same.

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

1) Śailaputrī (शैलपुत्री):—[=śaila-putrī] [from śaila] f. = -kanyā, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the Ganges, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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Shailaputri in German

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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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