Kameshvaralinga, Kāmeśvaraliṅga, Kameshvara-linga: 1 definition


Kameshvaralinga 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 Kāmeśvaraliṅga can be transliterated into English as Kamesvaralinga or Kameshvaralinga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kameshvaralinga in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kāmeśvaraliṅga (कामेश्वरलिङ्ग) or simply Kāmeśvara the name of a Tīrtha (holy places) situated at Vārāṇasī, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Vārāṇasī has remained a place dear to Śiva. It is supposed to be a place of mokṣa for all living creatures. There are many sacred places and innumerable liṅgas which are even unknown to Brahmā, so says the Saurapurāṇa. [...] Kāmeśvara is a unique siddhaliṅga in Vārāṇasī. Sage Durvāsas is reported to have attained different kinds of perfection by worshiping Śiva at Kāmeśvara. In the southern direction there is the kāmakuṇḍa. A bath at the kuṇḍa and visit to Kāmeśvaraliṅga takes away all sins.

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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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