Shapoddhara, Śāpoddhāra, Shapa-uddhara: 6 definitions
Shapoddhara 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 term Śāpoddhāra can be transliterated into English as Sapoddhara or Shapoddhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Śāpoddhāra (शापोद्धार) refers to the “redemption from a curse”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.2.—Accordingly, Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On hearing their (i.e., the three daughters of Svadhā) words, O dear, the sage (i.e., Sanaka/Sanatkumāra) spoke to them. He had been induced by Śiva’s illusion to give them redemption from the curse (i.e., śāpoddhāra). He was a bit consoled”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Derivable forms: śāpoddhāraḥ (शापोद्धारः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) Deliverance from a curse or its effects. E. śāpa, and uddhāra extricating.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāpoddhāra (शापोद्धार).—m. deliverance from a curse.
Śāpoddhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śāpa and uddhāra (उद्धार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāpoddhāra (शापोद्धार):—[from śāpa] m. deliverance from a curse, [Rāmāyaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śāpoddhāra (शापोद्धार):—[śāpo+ddhāra] (raḥ) m. Deliverance from a curse or its effects.
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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