Aishvara, Aiśvara: 10 definitions


Aishvara 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 Aiśvara can be transliterated into English as Aisvara or Aishvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Aiśvara (ऐश्वर).—A Parā gaṇa god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 57.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Shaivism)

Aiśvara (ऐश्वर) refers to “Īśvara”, according to the Śivadharmottara: an ancient Sanskrit text dealing with the merit generated by ritual action and methods for attaining rewards after death.—Accordingly, “If [the king] performs this rite [of worshipping the Liṅga] with its six factors Śiva will show his favour. In both this world and the next he will grant all his desires. So a king who is a devotee of Śiva should worship him in this way. If he does so he will rescue twenty-one generations of his patriline. He will install them in heaven and then go on himself to the eternal domain of Īśvara (aiśvara) [aiśvaraṃ padam avyayam]...”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aiśvara (ऐश्वर).—a. [īśvara-aṇ] ( f.)

1) Belonging to or produced by a lord or the Supreme Being, majestic. पश्य मे योगमैश्वरम् (paśya me yogamaiśvaram) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 9.5,11.3,9.

2) Powerful, mighty.

3) Belonging to Śiva; ऐश्वरं धनुरभाजि यत्त्वया (aiśvaraṃ dhanurabhāji yattvayā) R.11.76.

4) Supreme, royal.

5) Divine.

-ram Supremacy, power; ऐकान्तधाम यशसः श्रिय ऐश्वरस्य (aikāntadhāma yaśasaḥ śriya aiśvarasya) Bhāgavata 1.44.13.

-rī Name of Durgā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aiśvara (ऐश्वर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) 1. Divine, relating to god, &c. 2. Royal, supreme. E. īśvara, and aṇ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aiśvara (ऐश्वर).—i. e. īśvara + a, adj., f. . 1. Befitting a lord, majestic, Mahābhārata 1, 3315; 14, 411; powerful, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 10, 21. 2. Belonging to Śiva, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 11, 76.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aiśvara (ऐश्वर).—[feminine] ī belonging to a sovereign or great lord, majestic; [neuter] sovereignty, supremacy.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Aiśvara (ऐश्वर):—mf(ī)n. ([from] īśvara), relating to or coming from a mighty lord or king, mighty powerful, majestic, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) belonging to or coming from Śiva, [Raghuvaṃśa xi, 76; Kathāsaritsāgara cxvi, 10]

3) n. supremacy, power, might, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aiśvara (ऐश्वर):—[(raḥ-rī-raṃ) a. Idem.]

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Aishvara in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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