Shamkararupa, Shamkara-rupa, Śaṃkararūpa, Śaṅkararūpa, Shankara-rupa, Shankararupa: 1 definition


Shamkararupa 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 Śaṃkararūpa and Śaṅkararūpa can be transliterated into English as Samkararupa or Shamkararupa or Sankararupa or Shankararupa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śāṃkararūpa (शांकररूप) refers to the “(exquisite) form of Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.45 (“Śiva’s comely form and the Jubilation of the Citizens”).—Accordingly, after Menā spoke to Śiva: “By that time the ladies of the town left the work they were engaged in, in their eagerness to see Śiva. [...] Another damsel engaged in applying the red lac juice to her feet heard the tumult outside and so left it in the middle and came out to see the procession. Thus the ladies forsook their activities, left their houses and came out. On seeing the exquisite form of Śiva (śaṃkararūpadṛṣṭvā tu śāṃkaraṃ rūpaṃ) they were greatly fascinated. [...]”.

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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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