Kashishvara, Kāśīśvara, Kashi-ishvara: 4 definitions


Kashishvara 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 Kāśīśvara can be transliterated into English as Kasisvara or Kashishvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Kashishvara in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Kāśīśvara (काशीश्वर) refers to the “ruler of Benares”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 9), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The five constellations from Jyeṣṭhā form the fifth maṇḍala; if Venus should reappear in it, the people of Cashmere [i.e., Kāśmīra], the Aśmakas, the Matsyas, those living on the banks of the Charudevi [i.e., Cārudevī] and in the country of Avantī will suffer from hunger, from thieves and from disease. If Venus who so reappears in the said maṇḍala should be crossed by a planet, the Ābhīras, the Draviḍas, the Ambaṣṭhas, the Trigartas, the Saurāṣṭras, the people of Sindh and of Sauvīraka and the ruler of Benares will perish”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kashishvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kāśīśvara (काशीश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Arthamañjarī [nyāya] Sūcīpattra. 45.

2) Kāśīśvara (काशीश्वर):—Tithyadhikāra jy. K. 230.

3) Kāśīśvara (काशीश्वर):—Mugdhabodhaṭīkā. read Io. 1167.

4) Kāśīśvara (काशीश्वर):—Gaṇaparibhāṣā [grammatical]

5) Kāśīśvara (काशीश्वर):—Śabdaratnākara [grammatical] Śabdasaṃgrahamālā glossary.

6) Kāśīśvara (काशीश्वर):—son of Trilocana: Arthamañjarī [nyāya]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kāśīśvara (काशीश्वर):—[from kāśi > kāś] m. a sovereign of the Kāśis, [Mahābhārata iii, 6027]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a grammarian.

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Kashishvara in German

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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 (even English!). 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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