Kakeshvara, Kākeśvara, Kaka-ishvara: 1 definition


Kakeshvara 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 Kākeśvara can be transliterated into English as Kakesvara or Kakeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Kākeśvara (काकेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Ākāśagaṅgā-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the thirtieth 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 (e.g., Kāka-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Kākeśvara-liṅga at the AAkāśagaṅgā-tīrtha is mentioned as “phālguṇa-kṛṣṇa-paṃcamī bhādra-pada-śukla aṣṭamī śrāvaṇa-kṛṣṇa aṣṭamī” (latin: phalguna-krishna-pamcami bhadra-pada-shukla ashtami shravana-krishna ashtami). 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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