Hatakeshvara, Hāṭakeśvara, Hataka-ishvara: 7 definitions

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Hatakeshvara 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 Hāṭakeśvara can be transliterated into English as Hatakesvara or Hatakeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Hāṭakeśvara (हाटकेश्वर):—Fifth of the nine male deities, presiding over the Dūtīcakra, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. They originated from Ananta (presiding deity of the Dūtīcakra), who multiplies himself nine times. These nine deities divide themself each nine times, resulting in the eighty-one Dūtīs.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Hāṭakeśvara (हाटकेश्वर) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Pātāla, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Hāṭakeśvara) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Hāṭakeśvara (हाटकेश्वर).—The name as the Lord enshrined in Vitala.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 24. 17.
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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.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Hāṭakeśvara (हाटकेश्वर).—Soḍḍhala has also referred to Hāṭakeśvara twice in the text. An aged sage Pātālagaṇa by name has been said to be a devotee of Hāṭakeśvara. Having received Brahma lotuses for the worship of the deity in Caitrikā Parvan cn the full moon day of Caitra, he returned from heaven to the earth.

In the second reference Soḍḍhala suggests that Hāṭakeśvara, the original deity of the sacred shrine of Hāṭakeśvara was in the Nāgaloka; the serpent region. This suggestion can he obtained from the mention of Tārākirīṭa who worships Hāṭakeśvara on one Aṣṭamī day, in the serpent region.

At present, Hāṭakeśvara is a favourite god of the Nāgaras of Gujarat. According to Mānaśaṅkarbhāi in Nāgrotpatti, Hāṭakeśvara is an original god of Nāga people but later on he was received by Nāgaras when the god arrived at Vaḍanagara from the Pātāla region.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hāṭakeśvara (हाटकेश्वर).—Name of a form of Śiva; ततोऽधस्ताद्वितले हरो भगवान् हाटकेश्वरः स्वपार्षदभूतगणावृतः (tato'dhastādvitale haro bhagavān hāṭakeśvaraḥ svapārṣadabhūtagaṇāvṛtaḥ) Bhāg. 5.24.17.

Derivable forms: hāṭakeśvaraḥ (हाटकेश्वरः).

Hāṭakeśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hāṭaka and īśvara (ईश्वर). See also (synonyms): hāṭakeśa, hāṭakeśāna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hāṭakeśvara (हाटकेश्वर).—[masculine] a cert. form of Śiva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Hāṭakeśvara (हाटकेश्वर):—[from hāṭaka] m. idem, [ib.; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a [particular] incantation, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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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. 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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