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Śiśnadevas literally means ‘those who considered the phallus as their deity’.
 
Śiśnadevas literally means ‘those who considered the phallus as their deity’.
  
The word Śiśnadevas occurs in the Rgveda twice.<ref>Rgveda 7.21.5; 10.99.3</ref> Though its literal meaning refers to people who consider the śiśna<ref>Śiśna means phallus.</ref> as deva,<ref>Deva means deity.</ref> Sāyaṇa interprets it as people who are lecherous. They were to be kept out of the cultured and decent society.
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The word Śiśnadevas occurs in the [[Rgveda]] twice.<ref>[[Rgveda]] 7.21.5; 10.99.3</ref> Though its literal meaning refers to people who consider the śiśna<ref>Śiśna means phallus.</ref> as [[deva]],<ref>[[Deva]] means deity.</ref> [[Sāyaṇa]] interprets it as people who are lecherous. They were to be kept out of the cultured and decent society.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:10, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sisnadevas, ZiZnadevas, shishnadevas


Śiśnadevas literally means ‘those who considered the phallus as their deity’.

The word Śiśnadevas occurs in the Rgveda twice.[1] Though its literal meaning refers to people who consider the śiśna[2] as deva,[3] Sāyaṇa interprets it as people who are lecherous. They were to be kept out of the cultured and decent society.


References

  1. Rgveda 7.21.5; 10.99.3
  2. Śiśna means phallus.
  3. Deva means deity.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore