Shilabhauma, Shila-bhauma, Śilābhauma: 2 definitions

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Introduction:

Shilabhauma 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 Śilābhauma can be transliterated into English as Silabhauma or Shilabhauma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shilabhauma in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Śilābhauma (शिलाभौम) refers to one of the seven nether worlds (lower regions) according to the Nīlamatapurāṇa. The Nīlamata mentions the threefold division of the universe indicated by the expressions like Tribhuvana, Trailokya etc. Evidently, the earth is the middle part, above and below which, are the heavens and the nether worlds (e.g., Śilābhauma). But as a matter of fact, the division seems to be twofold only, for the earth itself is regarded as the lowest of the seven upper regions.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śilābhauma (शिलाभौम).—The earth in the 6th rasātalam.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 20. 15 and 42.
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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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