Shivahasta, Śivahasta, Shiva-hasta: 1 definition


Shivahasta 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 Śivahasta can be transliterated into English as Sivahasta or Shivahasta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shivahasta in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śivahasta (शिवहस्त) refers to the “hand of Śiva”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.48 (“Description of Marriage of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing the words of his friends, Himavat urged by Brahmā gave his daughter to Śiva. ‘O lord Śiva, I am giving this girl, my daughter to you as your wife. O lord of all, be pleased to accept her’. Himavat gave his daughter Pārvatī, the mother of the three worlds, to Śiva the great, repeating the mantra ‘tasmai rudrāya mahate’. Placing the hand of Pārvatī in the hand of Śiva [e.g., śivahasta] the mountain rejoiced much mentally. He had the satisfaction of crossing the ocean of his ambition. [...]”.

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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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