Irsha, aka: Īrṣā; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Irsha 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.

The Sanskrit term Īrṣā can be transliterated into English as Irsa or Irsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[Irsha in Shaivism glossaries]

Īrṣā (ईर्षा, “Envy”):—Seventh of the eight Mātṛs born from the body of Vahni, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. These eight sub-manifestations (mātṛ), including Īrṣā, symbolize mental dispositions or emotions and are considered as obstructing the attainment of liberating knowledge. They are presided over by the Bhairava Unmatta. Vahni is the fourth of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents fire.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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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

[Irsha in Marathi glossaries]

īrṣā (ईर्षा).—f Emulation, the spirit of competition or vieing.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Irshya
Īrṣya (ईर्ष्य).—a. Envious, jealous.See also (synonyms): īrṣyu, īrṣyaka.--- OR --- Īrṣyā (ईर्ष्...
Vahni
1) Vahni (वह्नि).—An asura. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Śānti Parva, Chapter 227, Stanza 52...

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