Shamkarashrama, Shamkara-ashrama, Śaṃkarāśrama, Śaṅkarāśrama, Shankara-ashrama, Shankarashrama: 1 definition


Shamkarashrama 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 Śaṃkarāśrama and Śaṅkarāśrama can be transliterated into English as Samkarasrama or Shamkarashrama or Sankarasrama or Shankarashrama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śaṃkarāśrama (शंकराश्रम) refers to the “hermitage of Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Śiva permitted Pārvatī to stay by his side: “[...] Sometimes accompanied by her maids, she sang exquisite songs of good note that increased love in the hermitage of Śiva [i.e., śaṃkarāśrama]. Sometimes she brought Kuśa grass, flowers and sacrificial twigs. Sometimes, assisted by her maids, she scrubbed and cleaned the place. Sometimes she stayed in the house of the moon-crescent lord, pure and holy. Sometimes she used to gaze at the lord lovingly and with surprise. [...]”.

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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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