Shivanugraha, Śivānugraha, Shiva-anugraha: 1 definition


Shivanugraha 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 Śivānugraha can be transliterated into English as Sivanugraha or Shivanugraha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śivānugraha (शिवानुग्रह) refers to the “favour of Śiva”, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.18.—Accordingly:—“[...] by the favour of Śiva (viz., śivānugraha) or by the power of accumulated merit, the son of Yajñadatta could not partake of the offerings of eatables made to Lord Śiva. The terrible soldiers of Yama [viz., Yamagaṇas] who desired to take him to Saṃyamani (the abode of Yama), approached him with nooses and clubs in their hands and bound him. In the meantime the attendants of Śiva [viz., Śivagaṇas] with tridents in their hands and tinkling anklets on their arms reached the spot in an aerial chariot in order to take him to Śivaloka”.

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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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