Svaprabhu, Sva-prabhu: 1 definition
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Svaprabhu (स्वप्रभु) refers to “one’s lord”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, after the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“Saying so, Viṣṇu and the other gods, full of loving devotion remained waiting silently and humbly. Śivā too was delighted on hearing the eulogy of the gods and ascertaining the course of the same after remembering her lord [i.e., svaprabhu] Śiva, the compassionate Umā addressed smilingly the gods, chief of whom was Viṣṇu. The Goddess, favourably disposed to her devotees, said:—[...]”.
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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