Shashibhushana, Śaśibhūṣaṇa, Shashi-bhushana, Shashin-bhushana: 4 definitions


Shashibhushana 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 Śaśibhūṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Sasibhusana or Shashibhushana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Śaśibhūṣaṇa (शशिभूषण) is a Sanskrit name referring to one of the eight manifestations of Kāpāla, who is a form of Bhairava. According to the Rudrayāmala, there are eight main forms of Bhairava who control the eight directions of this universe. Each form (eg., Kāpāla) has a further eight sub-manifestations (eg., Śaśibhūṣaṇa), thus resulting in a total of 64 Bhairavas.

When depicting Śaśibhūṣaṇa according to traditional iconographic rules (śilpaśāstra), one should depcit him (and other forms of Kāpāla) having a yellow color and should carry in their hands the kuṇḍa, the kheṭaka, the parigha (a kind of club) and bhiṇḍipāla. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Śaśibhūṣaṇa (शशिभूषण) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Prabhāsa, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Śaśibhūṣaṇa) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Shashibhushana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaśibhūṣaṇa (शशिभूषण).—m.,

Derivable forms: śaśibhūṣaṇaḥ (शशिभूषणः).

Śaśibhūṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śaśin and bhūṣaṇa (भूषण). See also (synonyms): śaśibhṛt.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śaśibhūṣaṇa (शशिभूषण):—[=śaśi-bhūṣaṇa] [from śaśi > śaś] m. ‘m°-decorated’, Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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