Shivastotra, Śivastotra, Shiva-stotra: 5 definitions


Shivastotra 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 Śivastotra can be transliterated into English as Sivastotra or Shivastotra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śivastotra (शिवस्तोत्र).—By Śukra;1 by Gods before the war against Tripura;2 by Rati after Manmatha's death;3 by Munis when they went to request him to marry Pārvatī;4 by Bāṇa Asura;5 by Bhṛgu (Karuṇābhyudaya);6 by the Gods and Asuras at Amṛtamathana (to swallow Kālakūṭa),7 by Nārāyaṇa and Brahmā.8

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 47. 128-68.
  • 2) Ib. 132. 21-28.
  • 3) Ib. 154. 260. 70.
  • 4) Ib. 154. 397. 404.
  • 5) Ib. 188. 63, 71.
  • 6) Ib. 193. 34-45.
  • 7) Ib. 250. 28-40.
  • 8) Vāyu-purāṇa 24. 90-165.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shivastotra in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (shaivism)

Śivastotra (शिवस्तोत्र) is the name of a work ascribed to Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (18th century): son of Śatāvadhāna Rāghavendra, grandson of Kāśīnātha Sāmudrikācārya and disciple of Raghudeva Nyāyālaṅkāra. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” VII. pp. 64-65 and XXXI. p. 9.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (shaivism)

Śivastotra (शिवस्तोत्र) is the name of a work ascribed to Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century), also known as Rāmadeva or Vāmadeva, son of Rāghavendra.— Cirañjīva is also believed to have composed other works named Śṛṅgārataṭinī, Kalpalatā and Śivastotra. The first two are of the erotic type and the last one of the religious type.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shivastotra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Śivastotra (शिवस्तोत्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Paris. (B 227 Ii). Ben. 43. Burnell. 202^b.
—[commentary] Oppert. 2078. See Vedapādaśivastotra.
—from the Kalkipurāṇa. Printed in Bṛhatstotraratnākara p. 75.
—from the Nandipurāṇa. Burnell. 202^a.
—from the Pañcanadamāhātmya. Burnell. 202^a.
—from the Kṛṣṇajanmakhaṇḍa of the Brahmavaivartapurāṇa. Printed in Bṛhatstotraratnākara p. 68. 70 (different).
—from the Brahmottarakhaṇḍa of the Skandapurāṇa. Burnell. 189^b. 202^a.
—attributed to Upamanyu. Burnell. 202^b. Printed in Bṛhatstotraratnākara p. 15.
—attributed to Kaśyapa. Burnell. 202^a.
—attributed to Kṛṣṇa. Burnell. 202^a.
—attributed to Dakṣa, from the Mokṣadharma. Burnell. 202^a. Bp. 294.
—attributed to Nārada. Burnell. 202^a.
—attributed to Bṛhaspati. Burnell. 202^a.
—attributed to Rāvaṇa. Burnell. 199^a. 202^b.
—by Kṣemarāja. Oudh. Ix, 24 (and—[commentary]).
—and—[commentary] by Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita. Paris. (D 301 Iii). K. 206. Burnell. 202^a. Oppert. 2719. 3046. See Śivastuti.
—by Lakṣmīnārāyāṇa. Oudh. Xii, 40.
—by Haradattācārya. Burnell. 202^a.
—by Halāyudha. Taylor. 1, 475.

2) Śivāstotra (शिवास्तोत्र):—by Bālakṛṣṇa. Mentioned Bhr. p. 218.
—by Śaṅkarācārya. Burnell. 199^b.

3) Śivastotra (शिवस्तोत्र):—Cu. add. 1107. Devīpr. 79, 40.
—from the Nandipurāṇa. Stein 201.
—from the Skandapurāṇa. Stein 218.
—by Kṣemarāja. Oudh. Xxi, 170 (and—[commentary]).
—by Mallaṇārya. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 96.

4) Śivastotra (शिवस्तोत्र):—attributed to Vasiṣṭha. Ulwar 2403.

5) Śivastotra (शिवस्तोत्र):—Śg. 2, 264.
—attributed to Patañjali. Śg. 1, 146.
—by Śaṅkarācārya. Peters. 6, 520. Tb. 182 F.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Śivastotra (शिवस्तोत्र):—[=śiva-stotra] [from śiva] n. Name of Stotra.

2) Śivāstotra (शिवास्तोत्र):—[=śivā-stotra] [from śivā > śiva] n. Name of Stotras.

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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 (even English!). 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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