Candeshapuja, Caṇḍeṣapūjā, Candesha-puja: 1 definition
Candeshapuja 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 Caṇḍeṣapūjā can be transliterated into English as Candesapuja or Candeshapuja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chandeshapuja.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
Caṇḍeṣapūjā (चण्डेषपूजा) refers to the “worship of Caṇḍeṣa” and represents a certain ceremony to be performed during pūjā (ritualistic worship), according to the Arcanāvidhipaṭala of Kāmikāgama.—The Ācārya worships Caṇḍeṣa, who is the kopāṃśa of Śiva and who is entitled to all Śiva’s possessions, in the īśāna direction, offers him the nirmālya or remains of the pūjā and requests him to grant the fruits of the pūjā, clapping his hands thrice.
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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