Aishvarapada, Aiśvarapada, Aishvara-pada: 1 definition


Aishvarapada 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 Aiśvarapada can be transliterated into English as Aisvarapada or Aishvarapada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Aiśvarapada (ऐश्वरपद) refers to the “domain of 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 (aiśvarapada) [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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