Bhringishvara, aka: Bhṛṅgīśvara; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Bhṛṅgīśvara can be transliterated into English as Bhrngisvara or Bhringishvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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1) Bhṛṅgīśvara (भृङ्गीश्वर), one of the fifty Rudras according to the Caryāpāda section of the Makuṭāgama (one of the 28 Saiva Siddhanta Agamas). Composed of the words Bhṛṅgī and Īśvara.

2) Bhṛṅgīśvara (भृङ्गीश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Siddharasa-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the forty-fifth 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 (eg., ) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Bhṛṅgīśvara-liṅga at the Siddharasa-tīrtha is mentioned as “phālguṇa-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī vaiśākha-pūrṇimā” (latin: phalguna-krishna-caturdashi vaishakha-purnima). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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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