Shivapurana, aka: Śivapurāṇa, Shiva-purana; 2 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 (?).
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.
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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 9 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)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)