Shivapitha, aka: Śivapīṭha, Shiva-pitha; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

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)

Shivapitha in Purana glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

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”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of shivapitha or sivapitha in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 4996 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Shiva
Śiva (शिव) refers to one of the eight names of Śiva (śivanāma) and is mentioned in the Śivapurā...
Pitha
Piṭha.—(Chamba), a grain measure; also spelt piḍā, peḍā, pyoḍā. Note: piṭha is defined in the “...
Sadashiva
Sadāśiva (सदाशिव).—m. (-vaḥ) Siva. E. sadā always, śiva auspicious.
Shivaratri
Śivarātri (शिवरात्रि) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) ...
Shivalinga
Śivaliṅga (शिवलिङ्ग) refers to the “phallic emblem of Śiva”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.16....
Padapitha
Pādapīṭha (पादपीठ).—m. (-ṭhaḥ) A foot-stool. E. pāda, and pīṭha a stool.
Shivapura
Śivapura (शिवपुर) is the name of an ancient city situated in Nepāla, as mentioned in the fiftee...
Shivatattva
Śivatattva (शिवतत्त्व) represents Śiva’s niṣkala form. It is identical with him. Śiva is eterna...
Shivaduti
Śivadūtī (शिवदूती).—f. (-tī) Durga. E. śiva Siva, and dūtī, from dūta a messenger, fem. aff. ṅī...
Shivaloka
Śivaloka (शिवलोक) is the name of a region, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.17. Accordingly, “[.....
Shivacaturdashi
Śivacaturdaśī (शिवचतुर्दशी).—f. (-śī) A festival held in honour of Siva, on the fourteenth of t...
Shivabhakta
Śivabhakta (शिवभक्त) refers to “all those who have bhāvanā, who know music and dance, play musi...
Shivalaya
Śivālaya (शिवालय) is the name of a region situated in the Jñānakailāsa, as defined in the Śivap...
Shivarcana
Śivārcana (शिवार्चन).—In Śaiva theism, darśana is orchestrated in the context of śivārcana, rit...
Shivadrishti
Śivadṛṣṭi (शिवदृष्टि):—Somānanda’s Śivadṛṣṭi expounds a form of absolute idealism: the...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: