Bhasmeshvara, Bhasmeśvara, Bhasma-ishvara: 4 definitions


Bhasmeshvara 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 Bhasmeśvara can be transliterated into English as Bhasmesvara or Bhasmeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhasmeshvara in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Bhasmeśvara (भस्मेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Bhasmakuṇḍa-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the sixty-second 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., Bhasma-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Bhasmeśvara-liṅga at the Bhasmakuṇḍa-tīrtha is mentioned as “vaiśākha-kṛṣṇanavamī” (latin: vaishakha-krishnanavami). 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhasmeshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhasmeśvara (भस्मेश्वर).—name of a future Buddha (which, it is predicted, the god Maheśvara = Śiva will become): Kāraṇḍavvūha 90.6.

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

1) Bhasmeśvara (भस्मेश्वर):—[from bhasma > bhas] m. a [particular] medicinal preparation, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva as a future Tathā-gata, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhasmeshvara 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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