Shivakirtana, Śivakīrtana, Shiva-kirtana: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śivakīrtana can be transliterated into English as Sivakirtana or Shivakirtana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śivakīrtana (शिवकीर्तन).—Name of Bhṛṅgi.

Derivable forms: śivakīrtanaḥ (शिवकीर्तनः).

Śivakīrtana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śiva and kīrtana (कीर्तन).

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

1) Śivakīrtana (शिवकीर्तन):—[=śiva-kīrtana] [from śiva] m. ‘Ś°-praiser’, Name of Bhṛṅgi or Bhṛṅgarīṭa (one of S°’s attendants), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. the act of praising or celebrating Ś°, [Horace H. Wilson]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śivakīrtana (शिवकीर्तन):—m. ein Lobpreiser Śiva’s:

1) ein Verehrer Śiva’s [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) Beiname Viṣṇu’s [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.1,1,31.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 74.] [Medinīkoṣa Nalopākhyāna 248.] [Jaṭādhara] in [Oxforder Handschriften 190,b,12.] —

3) Beiname Bhṛṅgarīṭa’s [Medinīkoṣa Nalopākhyāna 248.]

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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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