Kotishvara, Koṭīśvara, Koti-ishvara: 7 definitions
Kotishvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Koṭīśvara can be transliterated into English as Kotisvara or Kotishvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Koṭīśvara (कोटीश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Rudradhārā-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the fifty-fifth 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., ) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.
The auspiscious time for bathing near the Koṭīśvara-liṅga at the Rudradhārā-tīrtha is mentioned as “caitra-śukla-caturdaśī” (latin: caitra-shukla-caturdashi). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).
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.
Koṭīśvara (कोटीश्वर) is the name of a merchant (vaṇij), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 56. Accordingly, “... then Candrasvāmin went with a merchant named Koṭīśvara to Citrakūta, crossing the sea in his ship. And in that city he found the merchant Kanakavarman, and longing tor his children, he told him the whole story”.
The story of Koṭīśvara was narrated by Marubhūti order to entertain the company of prince Naravāhanadatta.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Koṭīśvara, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
India history and geography
Koṭīśvara (कोटीश्वर).—About the year A.D. 1500 Koṭīśvara composed his Jīvandharaśaṭpadi at the orders of his royal master king Saṅgama of Saṅgītapura. Koṭīśvara came of a good stock. His father Tammaṇa Śeṭṭi was the general of the city of Baidūru (mod. Baindūru) in Tuḷuva. and his mother Rāmakka. And he was the son-in law of Kāmaṇa śeṭṭi. the royal merchant ot the court of Saṅgītapura. His preceptor was Prabhācandra, the disciple of Paṇḍitayogi of Belgoḷa. Two more Jaina writers may be assigned to the same age (A.D. 1500)—Yaśaḥkīrti, who wrote a commentary on Dharmaśarmābhyudaya, and who was the disciple of Lalitakīrti, and Śubhacandra, who wrote Narapiṅgaḷi.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Koṭīśvara (कोटीश्वर):—[from koṭi > koṭa] m. ‘the lord of ten millions’, a millionaire, [Kathāsaritsāgara lvi, 64]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Ishvara, Koti.
Starts with: Kotishvaratirtha, Kotishvaratirthaprabhava.
Ends with: Saptakotishvara.
Full-text: Kotishvaratirtha, Rudradharatirtha, Kotitirtha, Citrakutapura, Citrakuta.
Search found 7 books and stories containing Kotishvara, Koṭīśvara, Kotisvara, Koti-isvara, Koṭī-īśvara, Koṭi-īśvara, Koti-ishvara; (plurals include: Kotishvaras, Koṭīśvaras, Kotisvaras, isvaras, īśvaras, ishvaras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 96 - The Greatness of Koṭīśvara (koṭi-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 358 - Greatness of Koṭīśvara (Koṭi-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 104 - Greatness of Koṭīśvara (Koṭi-īśvara) or Koṭīśa (Koṭi-īśa) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 4.1.11 < [Part 1 - Laughing Ecstasy (hāsya-rasa)]
Verse 3.2.37 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.26.30 < [Chapter 26 - Descriptions of the Mercy Bestowed on Śuklāmbara and Vijay and the Lord’s Desire to Accept Sannyāsa]
Verse 2.9.235 < [Chapter 9 - The Lord’s Twenty-One Hour Ecstasy and Descriptions of Śrīdhara and Other Devotees’ Characteristics]
Verse 3.1.118-119 < [Chapter 1 - Meeting Again at the House of Śrī Advaita Ācārya]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 2 - The greatness of Śivaliṅgas < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LXXXIII - Description of different rites < [Agastya Samhita]