Shiveccha, Śivecchā, Shiva-iccha: 2 definitions


Shiveccha 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 Śivecchā can be transliterated into English as Siveccha or Shiveccha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shivechchha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shiveccha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śivecchā (शिवेच्छा) (Cf. Śaṅkarecchā) refers to “Śiva’s will” or “wish” and is another name for Śiva’s illusion (śivamāyā), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.2.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O excellent sage, once the three sisters (i.e., Menā, Dhanyā, Kalāvatī) went to Śvetadvīpa (white island) in the world of Viṣṇu for sightseeing purpose. [...] Helpless by misfortune and deluded by lord Śiva’s illusion O sage, the three sisters did not stand up. Śiva’s illusion is weighty and capable of deluding the worlds. The entire universe is subservient to it. It is also called Śiva’s Will (i.e., śivecchā). The same is also called an action that has begun to fructify. Its names are many. Everything takes place on Śiva’s wish (śivecchā). There is nothing to be pondered over in this respect”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shiveccha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śivecchā (शिवेच्छा) refers to “Śiva’s will”, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “The (power) that shares in Śiva’s attributes has arisen without (prior) reflection (acintitā) like the light of the rays in the sun and (the power) to burn within fire. It is Śiva’s will [i.e., śivecchā] in the form of the Transmental and With Mind, (arisen as) both non-dual and dual (respectively). ‘I desire this and that spontaneously (anicchāta lit. ‘without desire’)’—that is this desire, the action within Śiva that has arisen as the supreme power who is the Transmental and With Mind”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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