Shivadhyana, Śivadhyāna, Shiva-dhyana: 1 definition
Shivadhyana 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 Śivadhyāna can be transliterated into English as Sivadhyana or Shivadhyana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Śivadhyāna (शिवध्यान) is described in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—The five forms [viz., pañcavaktra] represent the soul, Prakṛti, Buddhi, Ahaṃkāra and Manas. They pervade the universe as the different sense organs, subtle elements etc. The Saurapurāṇa advocates the dhyāna of Śiva conceiving Him as having five faces, ten arms and wearing the sacred thread of Serpents.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Shivadhyanapaddhati.
Ends with: Sadashivadhyana.
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