Shivadharmottara, Śivadharmottara, Shiva-dharmottara: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śivadharmottara can be transliterated into English as Sivadharmottara or Shivadharmottara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Śivadharmottara (शिवधर्मोत्तर) or Śivadharmottarāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Śarvoktāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Śiva-dharmottara Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Śarvokta-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shivadharmottara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śivadharmottara (शिवधर्मोत्तर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a sequel of the preceding work. L. 2208. Report. Vii. Burnell. 195^a. Oppert. 3043. 6238. Ii, 1816. Quoted by Hemādri, by Mādhavācārya Oxf. 271^a, by Raghunandana in Āhnikatattva, by Vitastāpurī Oxf. 239^a.

2) Śivadharmottara (शिवधर्मोत्तर):—Ulwar 878 (Śaivadharmakhaṇḍa).

3) Śivadharmottara (शिवधर्मोत्तर):—in 13 chapters. Adyar Libr. 45. Whish 162 (in 12 chapters).

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

Śivadharmottara (शिवधर्मोत्तर):—[=śiva-dharmottara] [from śiva-dharma > śiva] n. Name of a sequel of the [preceding] [work]

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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 (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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