Ishitva, Īśitva: 5 definitions


Ishitva 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 Īśitva can be transliterated into English as Isitva or Ishitva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Īśitva (ईशित्व) refers to the “power of lordliness”, representing the achievements of the south-western petal of the Aṣṭadala (mystical diagram of the lotus of eight petals), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.11, while explaining the mode of worshipping Śiva:—“[...] the Liṅga shall be purified and installed with various mantras beginning with Praṇava and ending with Namaḥ (obeisance). The pedestal in the form of Svastika or lotus shall be assigned with Praṇava. In the eight petals, in the eight quarters, the eight achievements are identified [viz., the south-western is Īśitva (lordliness)]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Īśitva (ईशित्व).—One of uttama siddhis.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 36. 51.

1b) One of the eight siddhis of yoga; by the division of yoga one becomes īśa or God everywhere.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 13. 3, 15.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Īśitva (ईशित्व).—Superiority, greatness, one of the eight Siddhis or attributes of Śiva. See अणिमन् (aṇiman).

Derivable forms: īśitvam (ईशित्वम्).

See also (synonyms): īśitā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Īśitva (ईशित्व).—n.

(-tvaṃ) See īśitā.

context information

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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