Shailaputri, Śailaputrī, Shaila-putri: 7 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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In Hinduism

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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śailaputrī (शैलपुत्री) is another name for Pārvatī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Viṣṇu spoke to the Gods and others: “Thus urged by the great lord Viṣṇu they set out desirous of seeing the Pināka-bearing lord Śiva. At first Viṣṇu and others who were anxious to see the penance of Pārvatī [i.e., śailaputrī] went to her hermitage which was on the way. On seeing the excellent penance of Pārvatī and being enveloped by her refulgence they bowed to her who was engaged in penance and who had brilliant features. [...]”.

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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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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shailaputri in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śailaputri (ಶೈಲಪುತ್ರಿ):—[noun] = ಶೈಲಜೆ [shailaje].

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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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