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Isha, aka: Iṣa, Īśa, Īṣa; 1 Definition(s)

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Isha 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 terms Iṣa and Īśa and Īṣa can be transliterated into English as Isa or Isha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

1a) Iṣa (इष).—A son of Vatsara and Svarvīthi.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 12.

1b) The month sacred to Tvaṣṭā; aippaśi, one of the two months forming the śarat.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 43; Vāyu-purāṇa 30. 9; 50. 201; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 13. 10.

2a) Īśa (ईश).—(Śiva) became Rudra through Lalita's grace.1 —also īśāna Image of;2 fourth mūrti as protecting Āditya.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 6. 8, 70; 38. 40.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 261. 23.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 265. 41.

2b) A sādhya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 43.

2c) Viṣṇu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 8. 60.

3a) Īṣa (ईष).—A Sudhāmāna god.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 36. 28.

3b) A son of Auttama Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 12.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
context information

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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