Ishani, Īśānī, Iṣaṇi: 5 definitions
Ishani 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 terms Īśānī and Iṣaṇi can be transliterated into English as Isani or Ishani, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Īśānī (ईशानी):—Last of the eight Mātṛs born from the body of Khecarī, according to the Kubjikāmatatantra. These eight sub-manifestations (mātṛ), including Īśānī, represent the eight directions of the compass (from east to north-east) and are presided over by the Bhairava Saṃvarta and his consort Rudrāṇī. Khecarī is the first of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents the element ether or space.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Īśānī (ईशानी).—A name of Yoga Māyā; a Śakti.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 2. 12; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 84.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
īśānī (ईशानी).—f North-east quarter.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Sending, despatching.
2) Wish, desire, impulse.
Derivable forms: iṣaṇiḥ (इषणिः).
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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Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 33 - The March of Vīrabhadra < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 6 - The Principles of Śiva cult (2) < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 2 - Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krishna in the Womb < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 12 - On the origin of Gaṅgā < [Book 9]
Chapter 13 - On the account of Bhrāmarī Devī < [Book 10]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)