[Advaita-l] The Authenticity of the Shiva Sahasra Nāma
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Fri Jan 2 22:51:19 CST 2015
On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 12:49 AM, Venkata sriram P via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> shrI Ananda tIrtha, omitted the pUrva pITika and phala-shruti and directly
> took off with very short tika. The names commence with sthira, sthANu,
> prabhuH.....and end with shrIvardhanaH, jagat.
Starting Sthirah SthanuH Prabhur Bheemah means it is from Mahabharata only.
The Linga Puranantargata Shiva Sahasra Nama starts like Bhavah Shivo Haro
Rudrah. There is one more from Rudra Yamala Tantra also.
> Thus, the total count comes to "1008" which has an esoteric numerical
> The meanings for some of the names are thought-provoking like:
> guhaH = sarvasya yOgamAyA samAvrutaH = that which envelopes the Jiva with
> a-yajnaH = yE sha u vA shubhAshubhaiH karma phalaiH EnaM samyOjita swayaM
> samyuktO bhavati =
> The one who is untouched by karma and stands as "sAkshi"
> AdityaH = hiraNmaya sabda vAchya iti rudraH
> unmAdaH = mahAsantOsha swarUpaH
> vAmanaH = vAmaM+naH ie., one who pushes the enemies into darkness
> vipaNaH = paNa iti vyavahAra stutau ; vigataH paNaH ie., one who is beyond
> the vyavahAra
> nItiH = nayanashIlavAn ie., sa EnA brahmagamayati ie., one who bestows the
> uttama gati and lOka
> darpaNaH = bimbOsi pratibimba(a)smi iti pramANaH
> laghaH = manOharaH
> mahAkarNaH = brahmANDa-bhEdakaH ie., whose fame & majesty has spread the
> entire universe
> viSNuH = one who fulfills the wishes of His devotees
> Like this, there are several names for which Shri.Ananda Tirtha equates
> shiva with viSNu.
> Now-a-days, I am losing patience in writing long posts as I am
> hard-pressed in office and also growing old. When time permits, would put
> forth further ....
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