Ishuvaktra, Iṣuvaktra, Ishu-vaktra: 1 definition
Ishuvaktra 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 Iṣuvaktra can be transliterated into English as Isuvaktra or Ishuvaktra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Iṣuvaktra (इषुवक्त्र) refers to the “five-faced” and is used to describe Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] Obeisance to Thee, the three-eyed, the five-faced (viz., Iṣuvaktra) and the ever-luminous. Obeisance to Thee who hast no cause and who seest all the qualities of the sense-organs”.
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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