Kashyapeshvara, Kaśyapeśvara, Kashyapa-ishvara: 4 definitions


Kashyapeshvara 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 Kaśyapeśvara can be transliterated into English as Kasyapesvara or Kashyapeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kashyapeshvara in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Kaśyapeśvara (कश्यपेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Kaśyapahrada-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the fourth 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., Kaśyapa-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Kaśyapeśvara-liṅga at the Kaśyapahrada-tīrtha is mentioned as “māgha-kṛṣṇa-dvitīyā caitra-kṛṣṇa-aṣṭamī āṣāḍha-pūrṇimā pūrvāṣāḍhā-nakṣatra” (latin: magha-krishna-dvitiya caitra-krishna-ashtami ashadha-purnima purvashadha-nakshatra). 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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kashyapeshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kaśyapeśvara (कश्यपेश्वर):—[from kaśyapa] n. Name of a Tīrtha.

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Kashyapeshvara 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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