Ekadasharudra, Ēkādaśarudra, Ekādaśarudra, Ekādaśarudrā, Ekadasha-rudra: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Ēkādaśarudra and Ekādaśarudra and Ekādaśarudrā can be transliterated into English as Ekadasarudra or Ekadasharudra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vedanta (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ekadasharudra in Vedanta glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Ekādaśarudra (एकादशरुद्र) refers to “eleven Rudras”.—Eleven Rudras considered sacred are the following;

  1. Mahādeva;
  2. Śiva;
  3. Mahā-rudra;
  4. Śaṅkara;
  5. Nīlalohita;
  6. Īśāna-rudra;
  7. Vijaya-rudra;
  8. Bhīma-rudra;
  9. Devadeva;
  10. Bhavodbhava;
  11. Ādityātmaka Śrī Rudra.

Their consorts are

  1. Dhī-devī,
  2. Dhṛti-devī,
  3. Usnā-devī (or Rasalā-devī),
  4. Umā-devī,
  5. Nīyut-devī,
  6. Sarpi-devī,
  7. Īlā-devī,
  8. Ambikā-devī,
  9. Lerāvatī-devī,
  10. Sudhā-devī,
  11. Dīkṣā-devī.
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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ekadasharudra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkādaśarudra (एकादशरुद्र).—m (S) A common term for eleven rudra or demigods: viz. vīrabhadra, śambhu, girīśa, ajaika- pāt, ahirbudhanya, pinākī, apavājita, bhuvanādhīśvara, kapālī, sthāṇu, bhava.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ekadasharudra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ekādaśarudrā (एकादशरुद्रा).—(pl.) the eleven Rudras; see रुद्र (rudra).

Derivable forms: ekādaśarudrāḥ (एकादशरुद्राः).

Ekādaśarudrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ekādaśa and rudrā (रुद्रा).

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ekadasharudra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ēkādaśarudra (ಏಕಾದಶರುದ್ರ):—[noun] any of the eleven Rudras, a class of gods; a particular kind of service offered to Śiva, reciting the Rudra hymn.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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