Sthalapurana, Sthalapurāṇa, Sthala-purana: 6 definitions


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wikipedia: Shaivism

Sthala Puranas.—This corpus of texts tells of the origins and traditions of particular Tamil Shiva temples or shrines. There are numerous Sthala Puranas, most written in vernaculars, some with Sanskrit versions as well. The 275 Shiva Sthalams of the continent have puranas for each, famously glorified in the Tamil literature Tevaram.

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)

Sthalapurāṇa (स्थलपुराण).—There exists several Sthalapurāṇa which carries information about the Siddhas of Tamiḻnādu, where they lived or connected with the local temples. One among them is the Paḻaṉittalapurāṇam of Bālasubramania Kavirāyar (17th century), which gives us stray references to Gōrakkar’s visit to Paḻaṉi and his miracles.

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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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India history and geography

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (historical)

Sthalapurāṇas are innumerable. There is a purāṇa for every little shrine in the Tamiḻnādu. It glorifies the shrine; the deity installed there, the temple tank and the temple tree. In fact, it is glorified with local legend and written with a religious bias. It may also be considered as a collection of local folk tales. Such books were first written in the 16th century and they continue to be written to the present day.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Sthala-purāṇa.—(IA 30), a eulogistic work on a holy place, river, etc. Cf. māhātmya. Note: sthala-purāṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Sthalapurāṇa (स्थलपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Oppert. Ii, 367. A defective title.

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

Sthalapurāṇa (स्थलपुराण):—[=sthala-purāṇa] [from sthala > sthal] n. Name of [work]

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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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