Vilasacchirsha, Vilasacchīrṣa, Vilasat-shirsha: 1 definition



Vilasacchirsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Vilasacchīrṣa can be transliterated into English as Vilasacchirsa or Vilasacchirsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vilasacchirsha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vilasacchīrṣa (विलसच्छीर्ष) refers to one who has a “comely head” which is used to describe the appearance of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.17. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] When her Nandā rites were concluded on the ninth day (Navamī), while she was engrossed in meditation, Śiva became visible to her. [...] He was brilliant with dust. His head was comely (vilasacchīrṣa) with the celestial river Gaṅgā. [...] On seeing Śiva directly in such a form she bent her head from shyness and she knelt at his feet. Although He desired her to be his wife He wished to bestow on her the fruit of her penance. Thus He spoke to her in the state of her penance”.

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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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