Shivastotra, aka: Śivastotra, Shiva-stotra; 3 Definition(s)
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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
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: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (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.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (shaivism)
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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