Shivavipra, Śivavipra, Shiva-vipra: 3 definitions


Shivavipra 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 Śivavipra can be transliterated into English as Sivavipra or Shivavipra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shivavipra in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Śivavipra (शिवविप्र) is synonymous with Ādiśaiva: the title of an important priest in the Śaiva temple.—The Ādiśaiva is a central part of temple worship as prescribed by the Āgama canon. He is held up as priest, preceptor and philosopher.—Śiva-vipra learned in the Siddhāntaśāstras should establish and worship the Liṅga for the sake of the welfare and prosperity of the king, the village and the yajamāna. The Śiva-vipra has the right to perform pūjā for both self-benefit as well as for the benefit of others.

The Āgamas also confer on the ādiśāiva, the responsibility of being an inextricable part of the lifecycle of the village. The Śiva-vipra has an important role to play when wild land is settled for purposes of construction of a temple, for village expansion or a new settlement. He performs vāstupūjā, bhūparīkṣā, praveśabali and bhūriparigraha. He also starts the bhūkarṣaṇa by plowing the soil himself and by energizing the farmer with mantras.

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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»] — Shivavipra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śivavipra (शिवविप्र):—[=śiva-vipra] [from śiva] m. a Brāhman worshipper of Śiva, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shivavipra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śivavipra (ಶಿವವಿಪ್ರ):—[noun] = ಶಿವಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣ [shivabrahmana].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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