Shivashekhara, Śivaśekhara, Shiva-shekhara: 4 definitions

Introduction

Shivashekhara 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 Śivaśekhara can be transliterated into English as Sivasekhara or Shivashekhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Śivaśekhara (शिवशेखर) or Śivaśekharāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Candrajñānāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (eg., Śiva-śekhara Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (eg., Candrajñāna-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śivaśekhara (शिवशेखर).—

1) the moon.

2) the thorn-apple.

Derivable forms: śivaśekharaḥ (शिवशेखरः).

Śivaśekhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śiva and śekhara (शेखर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śivaśekhara (शिवशेखर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. The Sesbana grandiflora. 2. The moon. E. śiva Siva, and śekhara a crest.

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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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