Shakramandira, Śakramandira, Shakra-mandira: 1 definition


Shakramandira 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 Śakramandira can be transliterated into English as Sakramandira or Shakramandira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śakramandira (शक्रमन्दिर) refers to “Indra’s palace”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.52 (“The bridegroom’s party is fed and Śiva retires to bed”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Seated on a gemset throne offered by Menā, Śiva surveyed the bedchamber with pleasure. [...] In some places replicas of Vaikuṇṭha, Brahmaloka and the cities of the guardians of the quarters were seen. In a certain place the beautiful Kailāsa was represented. In another place Indra’s palace (śakramandira) was depicted. Over all was represented the Śivaloka. [...]”.

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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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