Daityeshvara, Daityeśvara, Daitya-ishvara: 1 definition


Daityeshvara 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 Daityeśvara can be transliterated into English as Daityesvara or Daityeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Daityeshvara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Daityeśvara (दैत्येश्वर) refers to the “lord of Daityas” and is used to describe Jalandhara, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.20 (“The fight between the Gaṇas and the Asuras”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “Rāhu had been let off in the land of the outcastes. He too became an outcaste and came to be known in the world as such. Considering that as his second birth he became humble. He became free from haughtiness (gatagarva). He slowly wended his way to the city of Jalandhara. After approaching Jalandhara the lord of Daityas (daityeśvara), he explained everything concerning Śiva in detail, O Vyāsa. [...]”

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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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