Shivakshetra, aka: Śivakṣetra, Shiva-kshetra; 2 Definition(s)
Shivakshetra 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.
Katha (narrative stories)
Śivakṣetra (शिवक्षेत्र) is the name of a hermitage (āśrama), as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 108. Accordingly, as Gomukha related to emperor Naravāhanadatta: “... then I went with that man [Nāgasvāmin], who by his knowing my name had proved the greatness of his knowledge, to his hermitage, which was called Śivakṣetra. There he entertained me...”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śivakṣetra, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.
India history and geogprahy
Shiva-kshetra is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Shiva-kshetra.—There is a Shiva-ganga tank at Tanjore. The great Brihatishwar temple of this town seems to be meant in our text. (Tanjore Gaz. 269-271).Source: archive.org: Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)
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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