Shivapitha, Śivapīṭha, Shiva-pitha: 1 definition


Shivapitha 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 Śivapīṭha can be transliterated into English as Sivapitha or Shivapitha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śivapīṭha (शिवपीठ) refers to a sacred region within Nayapāla (Nepal) according to a footnote at chapter 11 of the Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā of the Śiva-purāṇa: Nayapāla is a buffer State between India and China is situated on the Himalayas. It was here that lord Śiva preached the Pāśupata-yoga. The region is sacred to Śiva and is called Siddhikṣetra or Śivapīṭha. Accordingly to the same chapter, “the phallic image Paśupatīśa in the Nayapāla town famous on the earth is the bestower of the fruits of all desires”.

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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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