Gupteshvara, Guptēśvara, Gupteśvara: 2 definitions

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Gupteshvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Gupteshvara in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Gupteśvara (गुप्तेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Siddha-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the eleventh 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., Gupta-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Gupteśvara-liṅga at the Siddha-tīrtha is mentioned as “māgha-kṛṣṇa amā amāvāsī” (latin: magha-krishna ama amavasi). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

guptēśvara (गुप्तेश्वर).—m (S God, i. e. Shiva, hidden.) A term for the Lingam or Phallus.

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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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