Buvaneshvara, Buvaneśvara, Buvana-ishvara: 1 definition


Buvaneshvara 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 Buvaneśvara can be transliterated into English as Buvanesvara or Buvaneshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Buvaneśvara (बुवनेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Jñānakuṇḍa-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the sixty-third 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., Buvana-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Buvaneśvara-liṅga at the Jñānakuṇḍa-tīrtha is mentioned as “vaiśākha-kṛṣṇa-ekādaśī māgha-kṛṣṇa-aṣṭamī pauṣā-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī” (latin: vaishakha-krishna-ekadashi magha-krishna-ashtami pausha-krishna-caturdashi). 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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