Shivamatri, Śivāmātṛ, Shiva-matri: 1 definition


Shivamatri 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 Śivāmātṛ can be transliterated into English as Sivamatr or Shivamatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śivāmātṛ (शिवामातृ) refers to the “mother of Pārvatī” and is used to describe Menā (the wife of Himavat/Himācala), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himācala) said to the Seven Sages: “O ye seven sages of great enlightenment, what you have just now said has been already cherished by me by the will of Śiva. Now, a certain Brahmin professing Vaiṣṇava cult came here and spoke very critically about Śiva. Ever since, the mother Pārvatī (śivāmātṛ) has gone out of sense. Hences she does not wish her daughter’s marriage with Śiva”.

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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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