Shirkali, Śīrkāli: 1 definition
Shirkali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Śīrkāli can be transliterated into English as Sirkali or Shirkali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Śīrkāli (शीर्कालि).—A sacred place in South India. Brahmapura is another name for this place which is near Kumbhakonam in Tanjore District. The place was sanctified by the birth of Tirujñānasambandhar. (For further details see under Tirujñānasambandhar).
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Shodhganga: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu
Sirkali refers to one of the various famous Siddha Centre distributed throughout South India and Tamil Nadu. The Siddha cult represents a Tantric philosophy that emerged from the combination of several elements found in traditions such as Shaivism (viz., Pashupata), Shaktism, Jainism, Tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana), etc. Both the Siddha and the Navanath cult (i.e., Nava-natha, ‘nine saints’) are popular in South India [viz., Sirkali] and Tamilnadu. A Siddha was an inspired seer belonging to the marginalized sections of society who dissolved their past karma and crushed the roots of future karma.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Sirkali < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Appendix: Great Temple-Cities < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tirukkuruhavur < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Temples in Vada-Tirumullaivayil < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)