Shailaraj, Śailarāj: 4 definitions


Shailaraj 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 Śailarāj can be transliterated into English as Sailaraj or Shailaraj, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śailarāj (शैलराज्) refers to the “lord of the mountains” and is used to describe Himācala (i.e., Himālaya), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.12.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “Then, the delighted lord of the mountains, took some fresh flowers and fruits with him and approached Śiva along with his daughter. Approaching the lord of the three worlds, engaged in meditation and bowing to Him he mentally dedicated to Him, his wonderful daughter. Placing the fruits and flowers in front of Him and making his daughter stand before Him, the lord of the mountains [i.e., śailarāj] spoke to Śiva:—[...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shailaraj in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śailarāj (शैलराज्).—[masculine] the king of mountains i.e. Himālaya.

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

Śailarāj (शैलराज्):—[=śaila-rāj] [from śaila] m. ‘king of m°’, Name of the Himālaya, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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Shailaraj 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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