Bhuvaneshvara, Bhuvaneśvara, Bhuvana-ishvara: 11 definitions


Bhuvaneshvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Bhuvaneśvara can be transliterated into English as Bhuvanesvara or Bhuvaneshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर).—A holy place in the district of Puri, Orissa, that is sacred to Lord Śiva and that was visited by Lord Caitanya. It is glorified in detail in the Skanda Purāṇa.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर) (or Bhuvaneśvararasa, Bhuvaneśvaraparpati) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever and chapter 1, Raktapitta: hemoptysis). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, as an ayurveda treatment, it should be taken twith caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., bhuvaneśvara-rasa or parpati): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.25, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhuvaneśvara) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर) refers to the “deity presiding over the (respective) cosmic level”, according to the Jñānaratnāvalī, (p. 268).—Accordingly, “The remaining one is the inferior lokadharmiṇī [initiation], [which] after death [leads the candidate to] the universe he desired. But the inferior [lokadharmiṇī initiation] bestows supernatural powers, starting with the power to become as small as one wishes, and the qualities of the deity presiding over the [respective cosmic level] (bhuvaneśvara), after the purification of the cosmic path up to the level of the universe [the candidate] desires. And even on this desired cosmic level, the cessation of karma is [only] of the unmeritorious part. [...]”

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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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India history and geography

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Source: Wikipedia: India History

Bhuvaneśvara or Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneshwar is the capital of Odisha and its largest city. The history of the areas in and around Bhubaneswar can be traced to 3rd century BCE and earlier. It is a confluence of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain heritage boasting of some of the finest Kalingan temples. With many 6th-13th century CE Hindu temples, which span the entire spectrum of Kalinga architecture, Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a “Temple City of India”.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhuvaneshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर).—

1) a king.

2) Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: bhuvaneśvaraḥ (भुवनेश्वरः).

Bhuvaneśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhuvana and īśvara (ईश्वर).

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

Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर).—[masculine] = [preceding], also king, prince, [Epithet] of Śiva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Gāyatrīpaddhati.

2) Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर):—son of Bhīmānanda, grandson of Kāśīnātha, composed in 1828: Haribhaktibhāskara.

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

1) Bhuvaneśvara (भुवनेश्वर):—[from bhuvana > bhū] m. ‘lord of the w°’, a prince, king, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of Śiva, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [from bhuvana > bhū] n. Name of a temple and city sacred to Ś°, [Religious Thought and Life in India 68, 3; 93]

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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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