Shailarajapura, Śailarājapura, Shailaraja-pura: 1 definition


Shailarajapura 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 Śailarājapura can be transliterated into English as Sailarajapura or Shailarajapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śailarājapura (शैलराजपुर) refers to the “city of Himālaya”, 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 (śailarājapura), 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”.

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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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