Shamkarasevaka, Shamkara-sevaka, Śaṃkarasevaka, Śaṅkarasevaka, Shankara-sevaka, Shankarasevaka: 1 definition


Shamkarasevaka 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 Śaṃkarasevaka and Śaṅkarasevaka can be transliterated into English as Samkarasevaka or Shamkarasevaka or Sankarasevaka or Shankarasevaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śaṃkarasevaka (शंकरसेवक) refers to the “attendants of Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] On hearing the loud sound of musical instruments trumpets etc. the attendants of Śiva (śaṃkarasevaka) simultaneously got up joyously along with the gods and sages. With great joy m their minds they said to one another—‘O here come the mountains to take Śiva over there! The auspicious hour for marriage rites has come. We consider that our fortune is imminent. Indeed we are highly blessed as to witness the marriage ceremony of Śiva and Pārvatī, highly portentous of the good fortune of all the worlds’”.

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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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