Shamkaralaya, Śaṃkarālaya, Śaṅkarālaya, Shankaralaya, Shankara-alaya, Shamkara-alaya: 4 definitions


Shamkaralaya 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 terms Śaṃkarālaya and Śaṅkarālaya can be transliterated into English as Samkaralaya or Shamkaralaya or Sankaralaya or Shankaralaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śaṃkarālaya (शंकरालय) refers to the “abode of Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.12 (“The story of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “After saying thus and obtaining his permission, Viṣṇu and other gods went jubilantly to that mountain along with Kumāra. When the lord Kumāra started to Kailāsa, the abode of Śiva (śaṃkarālaya), sounds of ‘Victory’ arose indicating great auspiciousness. Kumāra got in the richly decorated aerial chariot that shone above all the things. [...]”.

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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»] — Shamkaralaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śaṃkarālaya (शंकरालय).—[masculine] Śiva’s residence (mount Kailāsa).

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

Śaṃkarālaya (शंकरालय):—[from śaṃkara > śam] m. ‘Śiva’s abode’, the mountain Kailāsa, [Catalogue(s)]

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Shamkaralaya 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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