Gangeshvara, Gaṅgeśvara: 5 definitions
Gangeshvara 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 Gaṅgeśvara can be transliterated into English as Gangesvara or Gangeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Gaṅgeśvara (गङ्गेश्वर).—A tīrtham on the Narmadā.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 193. 14-20.
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.
India history and geographySource: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)
Gaṅgeśvara or Gaṅgeśvarapura is the name of an ancient city (pura) mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). The third plot of the gift land consisted of a locality called Gaṅgeśvarapura which is described as homestead land. It was also situated in the same region and was bounded on the east by the highway (rājapatha) to the west of the Vaṃśodā road and on the west by a sāla tree. It is again said that, in the west, it touched a piece of land in the possession of two persons named Gopāla and Champadāsa, while its eastern limit is said to have been a sāla tree.
These copper plates (mentioning Gaṅgeśvara-pura) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gaṅgeśvara (गङ्गेश्वर):—[from gaṅgā > gaṅga] m. idem
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Gaṅgeśvara (गङ्गेश्वर):—(gaṅgā + īśvara) m. Nomen proprium eines Autors [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 650. 687.] — gaṅgeśvaramahiman [Weber’s Verzeichniss 147,b,1.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Gangeshvaralinga, Kavyaloka, Gangesha, Shivaditya mishra, Gangesha upadhyaya, Vardhamana upadhyaya, Gadagada, Gangeshvarapura, Raghunatha, Khandana-khanda-khadya, Tattvacintamani, Cintamani, Kiranavali.
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