Unmilya, Unmīlya: 1 definition


Unmilya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Unmīlya (उन्मील्य) means “to slightly open one’s eyes”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, Brahmā narrated to Sage Nārada: “On hearing these words of the lord of mountains, lord Śiva slightly opened his eyes [i.e., unmīlya] and cast a glance on the lord of mountains who was accompanied by his attendants. On seeing the lord of mountains with his followers, the bull-bannered god Śiva, the lord of the universe permanently engaged in meditation and Yogic practice said smilingly. [...]”.

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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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