Golokeshvara, Golokeśvara, Goloka-ishvara: 1 definition
Golokeshvara 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 Golokeśvara can be transliterated into English as Golokesvara or Golokeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Golokeśvara (गोलोकेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Rudra-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the forty-ninth 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 (e.g., Goloka-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.
The auspiscious time for bathing near the Golokeśvara-liṅga at the Rudra-tīrtha is mentioned as “caitra-kṛṣṇaṣaṣṭhī māgha-śukla-aṣṭami kārttika-kṛṣṇa-aṣṭamī” (latin: caitra-krishnashashthi magha-shukla-ashtami karttika-krishna-ashtami). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).
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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