Jvarahareshvara, Jvarahareśvara: 1 definition


Jvarahareshvara 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 Jvarahareśvara can be transliterated into English as Jvaraharesvara or Jvarahareshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Jvarahareśvara (ज्वरहरेश्वर).—It is a very rare representation of god Śiva not mentioned any where in the agamas or in the vastu Texts. However, Mahābhārata and Viṣṇudharmottara-purāṇa mention this form of Śiva. In the Śāntiparva of Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma mentions the manifestation of the deity as a concept of Śiva. According to that, Śiva created Vīrabhadra out to his anger to kill Dakṣa. Still the anger of Śiva did not get doused. Then, the entire anger, i.e., the heat (jvara) of Śiva came out of his third eye and this form of Śiva was created. Bhīṣma mentions that if people worship this form of Śiva, all their fever will go away.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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