Jambukeshvara, Jambukeśvara, Jambuka-ishvara: 2 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Jambukeśvara can be transliterated into English as Jambukesvara or Jambukeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Jambukeśvara (जम्बुकेश्वर).—Name of an idol of Śiva (Liṅga) installed in Mysore. The Śivaliṅga installed in the Jambukeśvara temple in Mysore. Jambū is a fruit tree. There is a story about how Śiva happened to come under this tree.
Once upon a time this place was full of Jambū trees, and a recluse performing a penance under a Jambū tree got a fruit of it. Attracted, so to say, by the sanctity of the fruit the recluse submitted it first as an offering to Lord Śiva, and only after that he ate it. As a result of that the fruit germinated in the stomach of the sage grew up into a tree and emerged into light and air bursting his head open. Elated at this the sage danced before God, who asked him to return to the place from where he got the fruit. Accordingly he returned to Tiruvānakovil and continued his penance. Pleased so much with the Sage Śiva followed him and sat under the tree. From that day onwards Śiva came to be called Jambunātha. To this day Jambunātha sits under the Jambū tree. (See full article at Story of Jambukeśvara from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)
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.
India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)
Jambukeśvara is another name for the Jambukeswarar Temple in Tiruvānaikoyil (Thiruvanaikaval) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.— Śrī Jambukeśvar Akilānṭeśvarī Temple is a massive structure in the form of five concentric rectangles. There are five circuit walls, rectangular in shape, one inside the other. There are huge gopuras on the four sides with sculptures of Śiva, his līlas (playful deeds) and various postures of the lord. From the epigraphic evidences, it is clear that the Chola King Kotchengannan built this temple in 600 BC.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 37 - Other Holy Places of Vārāṇasī < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Introduction < [Chapter XVIII - Chola-Hoysala Phase]
Temples in Srirangam < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Shiva Gita (study and summary) (by K. V. Anantharaman)
Hindu Pluralism (by Elaine M. Fisher)
The Public Theologians of Early Modern South India < [Chapter 1 - Hindu Sectarianism: Difference in Unity]
The Making of a Hindu Sectarian Community < [Conclusion—A Prehistory of Hindu Pluralism]
Ardhanārīśvara Dīkṣita and the Birth of Samayin Śrīvidyā < [Chapter 2 - The Making of the Smārta-Śaiva Community of South India]