Candeshvara, Caṇḍeśvara, Canda-ishvara: 9 definitions

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Candeshvara 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 Caṇḍeśvara can be transliterated into English as Candesvara or Candeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandeshvara.

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Caṇḍeśvara (चण्डेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Ugra-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the sixth 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., Caṇḍa-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Caṇḍeśvara-liṅga at the Ugra-tīrtha is mentioned as “māgha-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī” (latin: magha-krishna-caturdashi). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Caṇḍeśvara (चण्डेश्वर) is the name of a deity who received the Siddhāgama from Bindu through the mahānsambandha relation, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The siddha-āgama, being part of the eighteen Rudrabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

Caṇḍeśvara obtained the Siddhāgama from Bindu who in turn obtained it from Sadāśiva through parasambandha. Caṇḍeśvara in turn, transmitted it to through divya-sambandha to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Siddhāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

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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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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Caṇḍeśvara (चण्डेश्वर) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Pārvatīśaṅkara is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (eg., caṇḍa-īśvara-rasa): “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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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Caṇḍeśvara.—(SITI), traditional executive of Śiva temples; also called Ādi-dāsa. Note: caṇḍeśvara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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-English dictionary

[«previous (C) next»] — Candeshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caṇḍeśvara (चण्डेश्वर).—an epithet of Śiva; पुण्यं यायास्त्रिभुवनगुरीर्धाम चण्डीश्वरस्य (puṇyaṃ yāyāstribhuvanagurīrdhāma caṇḍīśvarasya) Me.33. °मण्डनम् (maṇḍanam) poison (kālakūṭam); मथ्यमानोऽद्रिणा पूर्वं ददौ चण्डीशमण्डनम् (mathyamāno'driṇā pūrvaṃ dadau caṇḍīśamaṇḍanam) Bm.1.13.

Derivable forms: caṇḍeśvaraḥ (चण्डेश्वरः).

Caṇḍeśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms caṇḍā and īśvara (ईश्वर). See also (synonyms): caṇḍeśa, caṇḍyīśa, caṇḍyīśvara, caṇḍāpati, caṇḍīpati.

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

Caṇḍeśvara (चण्डेश्वर).—[masculine] = caṇḍīśa.

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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. 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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