Guheshvara, Guheśvara: 4 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Guheśvara can be transliterated into English as Guhesvara or Guheshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Guheshvara in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Guheśvara (गुहेश्वर, “ ”) is the name of a Gaṇa (attendant of Śiva and/or Pārvatī), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 114. Accordingly, “... he [Maṇipuṣpeśvara] was a match for her [Candralekhā] in youth and beauty, and she met his glance with a responsive look of love, as he stood by her side. Two other Gaṇas, named Piṅgeśvara and Guheśvara, when they saw that, interchanged glances, and a smile passed over their faces. And when the goddess saw them smiling she was angry in her heart, and she cast her eyes hither and thither, to see what they were laughing at in this unseemly manner. And then she saw that Candralekhā and Maṇipuṣpeśvara were looking lovingly in one another’s faces”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Guheśvara, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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[«previous next»] — Guheshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Guheśvara (गुहेश्वर):—[from guhā > guh] m. ‘lord of caverns’, Name of an attendant in Śiva’s retinue, [Kathāsaritsāgara cxiv, 61.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Guheśvara (गुहेश्वर):—m. Nomen proprium eines Wesens im Gefolge Śiva’s [Kathāsaritsāgara 114, 61.]

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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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