Indreshvara, Indreśvara, Indra-ishvara: 2 definitions


Indreshvara 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 Indreśvara can be transliterated into English as Indresvara or Indreshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Indreśvara (इन्द्रेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Śacī-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the 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 (eg., Indra-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Indreśvara-liṅga at the Śacī-tīrtha is mentioned as “jyeṣṭha-śukla-pūrṇimā” (latin: jyeshtha-shukla-purnima). 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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indreśvara (इन्द्रेश्वर).—one of the forms of Śiva-liṅga.

Derivable forms: indreśvaraḥ (इन्द्रेश्वरः).

Indreśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and īśvara (ईश्वर).

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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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