Bhairaveshvara, Bhairaveśvara, Bhairava-ishvara: 1 definition


Bhairaveshvara 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 Bhairaveśvara can be transliterated into English as Bhairavesvara or Bhairaveshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Bhairaveśvara (भैरवेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Asita-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the twenty-sixth of the sixty-four siddhaliṅgas mentioned in the Nepalese Tyasaphu (a folding book or leporello). At each of these spots Śiva is manifest as a Liṅga. Each of these liṅgas (e.g., Bhairava-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Bhairaveśvara-liṅga at the Asita-tīrtha is mentioned as “māgha-śukla-caturdaśī caitra-pūrṇimā” (latin: magha-shukla-caturdashi caitra-purnima). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

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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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