Shuladharin, Śūladhārin, Shuladhari, Śūladhārī, Shula-dharin, Shula-dhari: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Śūladhārin and Śūladhārī can be transliterated into English as Suladharin or Shuladharin or Suladhari or Shuladhari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Śūladhārin (शूलधारिन्) (Cf. Śūladhāriṇī) refers to “one who holds a spear” and is used to describe Ardhanarīśvara, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as Bhadrakālī said to Śrīkaṇṭha: “[...] O Śaṃkara, you also displayed this, one of your forms. Thus, O lord Śaṃkara, I wish to see you, Śaṃkara. O Lord, you have appeared (before) in this way by the power of supreme knowledge. (You are) he, the Siddha who has been pierced (by the power of the Command) and, made of universal bliss, is accompanied by Yogeśvarī. He is Śaṃkara’s lord; supreme, he has five faces, three eyes, holds a spear [i.e., śūladhārin] and, adorned with matted hair and crown, (his) divine body is covered with ashes. He is the pervasive lord Ardhanarīśvara”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Śūladhārin (शूलधारिन्) refers to the “trident-bearing lord” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] Profiting by that opportune moment, Kāma, by means of his arrow Harṣaṇa delighted the moon-crest god Śiva who was nearby. O sage, in assistance to Kāma, Pārvatī reached the place near Śiva with emotions of love and accompanied by Spring. In order to make the trident-bearing lord [i.e., Śūladhārin] take interest in her, Kāma drew his bow very carefully and discharged his flowery arrow on Him. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shuladharin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śūladhārin (शूलधारिन्).—m. epithets of Śiva; अधिगतधवलिम्नः शूलपाणेरभिख्याम् (adhigatadhavalimnaḥ śūlapāṇerabhikhyām) Śi.4.65; R.2.38.

Śūladhārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śūla and dhārin (धारिन्). See also (synonyms): śūladhanvan, śūladhara, śūladhruk, śūlapāṇi, śūlabhṛt.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śūladhārin (शूलधारिन्).—[adjective] the same.

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

Śūladhārin (शूलधारिन्):—[=śūla-dhārin] [from śūla > śūl] mfn. spear-holding

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Shuladharin in German

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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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