Svapriya, Svapriyā, Sva-priya: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Svapriyā (स्वप्रिया) refers to “one’s beloved”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.6.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] In order to make her own words true, the great goddess, who bestows everything desired, delightedly entered the mind of the mountain with all her constituent elements. Hence he shone with an extraordinary splendour and great joy. With a resplendent brilliance, he, of lofty mind, became invincible like a blazing fire. Then, in a beneficent hour, the lord of the mountains deposited in his beloved [i.e., svapriyā] the entire constituent element of Śiva by means of ecstatic contemplation. [...]”.

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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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