Jnaneshvara, Jñāneśvara, Jnana-ishvara: 3 definitions


Jnaneshvara 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 Jñāneśvara can be transliterated into English as Jnanesvara or Jnaneshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Jñāneśvara (ज्ञानेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Mayūra-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the fifty-seventh of the sixty-four siddhaliṅgas mentioned in the Nepalese Tyasaphu (a folding book or leporello). At each of these spots Śiva is manifest as a Liṅga. Each of these liṅgas (eg., Jñāna-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Jñāneśvara-liṅga at the Mayūra-tīrtha is mentioned as “caitra-śukla-ṣaṣṭhī jyeṣṭha-śukla-daśamī” (latin: caitra-shukla-shashthi jyeshtha-shukla-dashami). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jñāneśvara (ज्ञानेश्वर).—n. of a former Buddha: Samādh p. 57, line 1.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Jñāneśvara (ज्ञानेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Mahādeva, father of Gaṇeśa (Tithimañjarī).

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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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