Brahmeshvara, Brahmeśvara, Brahma-ishvara: 3 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Brahmeśvara can be transliterated into English as Brahmesvara or Brahmeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Brahmeśvara (ब्रह्मेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Brahmagaṅgā-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the twenty-seventh 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., Brahma-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.
The auspiscious time for bathing near the Brahmeśvara-liṅga at the Brahmagaṅgā-tīrtha is mentioned as “māgha-pūrṇimā phālguṇa-kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī” (latin: magha-purnima phalguna-krishna ashtami). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).
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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Brahmeśvara refers to one of the sixteen liṅgas worshipped in the maṇḍapas at the Adi Kumbeswarar Temple (Ādi Kumbheśvara) in Kumbakonam (Kumbhakonam), representing a sacred place for the worship of Śiva.—The Ādi Kumbheśvar Temple has three towers. The first Rājagopura is 128 feet high with 9 tiers. The tower is noted for the beauty of the sculptures carved on it. The mūlavar is Kumbheśa Āvudayar in the form of a liṅga. The figure of Lord Murukan in the temple is unique. He is seen with six faces and six hands. The big mahāmaha tank lends a unique glory to this sthala. It is called Amuda Saroruhamand Kaniyūr Tīrta. There are sixteen maṇḍapas around the temple. The sixteen liṅgas worshipped in the maṇḍapas are, [for example, Brahmeśvara]. They are said to have been built in 1542 by Govinda Dikṣitar who was a Minister of Achyutappa Nayakar, the king of Tanjore.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Brahmeśvara (ब्रह्मेश्वर).—n. of two former Buddhas: Samādh p. 57 lines 7, 8, 9 (compare Brahmasvara).
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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