Shivapurana, aka: Śivapurāṇa, Shiva-purana; 3 Definition(s)
Shivapurana 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 Śivapurāṇa can be transliterated into English as Sivapurana or Shivapurana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Śivapurāṇa (शिवपुराण) according to the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya 1.30-34.—“merely by listening to Śivapurāṇa (if such good results) what am I to say about the result when Śiva abides in the heart?. This work consists of twenty-four thousand verses divided into seven saṃhitās (compendiums). The three kinds of Devotion [(1) by meditation, (2) recital of prayer and (3) acts of worship and service] are fully explained in it. It must be listened to with great respect”.
There are seven saṃhitās defined for the Śivapurāṇa:
Accordingly, “this divine Purāṇa of seven saṃhitās and called after Śiva stands on an equal footing with Brahman (i.e. Vedic Texts) and accords an achievement that is superior to everything else. He who reads the entire Śivapurāṇa without omitting any of the seven saṃhitās can be called a Jīvanmukta (a living liberated soul)”.
Accordin to the Śivapurāṇa 1.2, originally the Śivapurāṇa was of very enormous size consisting of twelve sacred saṃhitās:—
“The first Saṃhitā of Vidyeśvara, consisted of ten thousand verses. The Raudra, Vaināyaka, Aumika and Mātṛ-saṃhitās consisted of eight thousand verses each. O Brahmins, the Rudraikādasa-saṃhitā consisted of thirteen thousand verses; the Kailāsa-saṃhitā of six thousand verses and the Śatarudra of three thousand verses. The Koṭirudra-saṃhitā consisted of nine thousand verses; the Sahasrakoṭi-rudra-saṃhitā of eleven thousand verses. The Vāyavīya-saṃhitā consisted of 4000 verses and the Dharma-saṃhitā of twelve thousand verses. Thus the whole Śivapurāṇa contained a hundred thousand verses”.Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
Śivapurāṇa (शिवपुराण).—One among the eighteen Purāṇas: comprises 24000 ślokas. sec. Śiva.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 23; 13. 4.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Śivapurāṇa (शिवपुराण).—Name of one of the eighteen Purāṇas.
Śivapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śiva and purāṇa (पुराण).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Search found 11 books and stories containing Shivapurana, Śivapurāṇa or Shiva-purana. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 1 - Greatness of Śivapurāṇa < [Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya]
Chapter 2 - Answers Clarifying the Doubts of the Sages < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)