Shivashekhara, aka: Śivaśekhara, Shiva-shekhara; 2 Definition(s)

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)

[Shivashekhara in Shaivism glossaries]

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.

(Source): Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Shaivism book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of shivashekhara or sivasekhara in the context of Shaivism from relevant books on Exotic India

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Shivashekhara in Sanskrit glossaries]

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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of shivashekhara or sivasekhara in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 4219 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Shiva
Śiva (शिव) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as menti...
Sadashiva
1) Sadāśiva (सदाशिव) or Sadāśivamūrti refers to one of the twenty-three forms (mūrti) of Śiva m...
Candrashekhara
Candraśekhara (चन्द्रशेखर) is the name of an ancient king from Suvarṇadvīpa, as mentioned in th...
Shivaratri
Śivarātri (शिवरात्रि) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) ...
Rajashekhara
Rājaśekhara (राजशेखर).—A Sanskrit dramatist who lived in India in 7th century A.D. Bālabhārata ...
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...
Sekhara
Śekhara (शेखर) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as m...
Shivalinga
Śivaliṅga (शिवलिङ्ग).—See under Śiva, Para 16.
Shivaduti
Śivadūtī (शिवदूती).—epithet of Durgā. Śivadūtī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ś...
Kulashekhara
Kulaśekhara (कुलशेखर).—the glory of a family; तस्मिन्कुलापीडनिभे निपीडं सम्यग्महीं शासति शासनाङ...
Shivaloka
Śivaloka (शिवलोक).—the world of Śiva. Derivable forms: śivalokaḥ (शिवलोकः).Śivaloka is a Sanskr...
Shivadrishti
Śivadṛṣṭi (शिवदृष्टि):—Somānanda’s Śivadṛṣṭi expounds a form of absolute idealism: the...
Shivarcana
Śivārcana (शिवार्चन).—In Śaiva theism, darśana is orchestrated in the context of śivārcana, rit...
Paramashiva
Paramaśiva (परमशिव).—Parama Śiva is the inert and formless state of absolute transcendence beyo...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: