Krittivaseshvara, Krittivasa-ishvara, Kṛttivāseśvara: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Kṛttivāseśvara can be transliterated into English as Krttivasesvara or Krittivaseshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Krittivaseshvara in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛttivāseśvara (कृत्तिवासेश्वर).—See under Śiva.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Kṛttivāseśvara (कृत्तिवासेश्वर) or Kṛttivāseśvaraliṅga is 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. [...] Kṛttivāseśvara is the famous holy place in Benares where Brahmā and other gods worship Lord Śiva. The sages worship this liṅga with śatarudrīya hymns. In the eastern direction of this liṅga there is the famous tank named Haṃsatīrtha. Taking a bath at Haṃsatīrtha if a person visits Kṛttivāseśvara, he becomes honoured by the Gods and gets release from rebirth.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Krittivaseshvara in Sanskrit glossary

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kṛttivāseśvara (कृत्तिवासेश्वर):—und liṅga n. Name eines Liṅga.

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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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