Full name: Mahimnastava
Year: 850 c.
Length: 32 (+8/9) verses
Alternative names: Dhūrjaṭistotram, Mahimna-stava, Mahimna-stotra, Mahimnaḥ stava, Mahimnaḥ stotra, Mahimnaḥ-pāra stava, Mahimnaḥ-pāra stotra, Śivamahimna-stava, Śivamahimna-stotra, Śivamahimnaḥ stava, Śivamahimnaḥ stotra
Name in local script: महिम्नः स्तव, महिम्नः स्तोत्र, महिम्नः-पार स्तव, शिवमहिम्नः स्तोत्र
- Often given with the ungrammatical labels Mahimnastava or Mahimnastotra, the Mahimnaḥstava [MS] is an important hymn (stotra) in praise of Śiva attributed to a certain Puṣpadanta.
- Written in an elegant poetic (kāvya) register, the MS hymn is a résumé of the Purāṇic Śiva as it has allusions to all his significant attributes as well as the major legends and episodes related to him.
- The MS is occasionally attributed to Grahila or Kumārila Bhaṭṭa.
- The popularity of the text is attested by the widespread distribution of manuscripts as well as the many commentaries.
Last update: 23.09.2023 - 16:06