Shailaraja, Śailarāja, Shaila-raja: 8 definitions
Shailaraja 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 Śailarāja can be transliterated into English as Sailaraja or Shailaraja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
1) Śailarāja (शैलराज) refers to the “Himālaya (mountain)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.22. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On hearing her words, Śiva was fascinated and he went to the summit of the Himālayas along with her. [...] On the top of the mountain near the city of Himālaya (śailarāja-pura), Śiva sported about for a long time in the company of Satī. It was a very beautiful place which abounded in crystalline clouds (sphaṭikābhra). It shone with grassy plains and plenty of trees”.
2) Śailarāja (शैलराज) refers to “leading mountains” of whom Mount Himavat is the king (rāja), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.1.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, there in the northern region is a mountain called Himavat who is the lord of mountains and has great splendour and prosperity. [...] He is of pure soul, an abode of austerities. He sanctifies even the great souls. He is the bestower of the benefit of austerities. He is the auspicious storehouse of multifarious minerals. He is of a divine form. He is beautiful in every part. He is the unaffected part of Viṣṇu. He is the king of leading mountains (i.e., śailarāja-rāja) and a great favourite of the good”.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Śailarāja (शैलराज) refers to the “(king of the) mountains”, according to the Kularatnoddyota verse 1.30-35ab.—Accordingly, “[...] And that also, O fair lady, consisting of six authorities, is two-fold, divided into prior and subsequent. O most excellent daughter of the mountains (śailarāja-sutottamā), this Kula has six modalities, namely, Ānanda, Āvali, Prabhu and Yogin, in due order, (along with) Atīta, and the one called Pāda. Such is the Kula tradition characterized by supreme non-duality”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śailarāja (शैलराज).—epithets of the Himālaya.
Derivable forms: śailarājaḥ (शैलराजः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śailarāja (शैलराज).—m. the king of the mountains, epithet of the Himālaya, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 51.
Śailarāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaila and rāja (राज).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śailarāja (शैलराज).—[masculine] the king of mountains i.e. Himālaya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śailarāja (शैलराज):—[=śaila-rāja] [from śaila] m. idem, [Kāvya literature]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Indra-kīla, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Śailarāja (ಶೈಲರಾಜ):—[noun] = ಶೈಲಪ - [shailapa -] 1 & 2.
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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