Shamkarasuta, Shankara-suta, Śaṅkarasuta, Śaṃkarasuta, Shamkara-suta, Shankarasuta: 1 definition


Shamkarasuta 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 Śaṅkarasuta and Śaṃkarasuta can be transliterated into English as Sankarasuta or Shankarasuta or Samkarasuta or Shamkarasuta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śaṃkarasuta (शंकरसुत) refers to the “son of Śiva” and is used to describe Kumāra / Kārttikeya (i.e., Śiva’s son), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.6 (“The miraculous feat of Kārttikeya”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin named Nārada said to Kumāra (Kārttikeya): “[...] O lord of the distressed, O great lord, O son of Śiva (śaṃkarasuta), O lord of the three worlds, O master of magical art, I have to seek refuge in you. O favourite of the brahmins, save me. You are the lord of all. You are eulogised by Brahmā and other gods who bow to you. You have assumed forms through magical art. You are the bestower of happiness to your devotees. You are eager to protect. You wield power of deluding others. [...]”.

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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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