Kuleshvara, Kuleśvara, Kula-ishvara: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kuleśvara can be transliterated into English as Kulesvara or Kuleshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kuleshvara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

1) Kuleśvara (कुलेश्वर) refers to the “Lord of Kula”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(Kāmarūpa) is the Neuter (absolute) within the qualities. It has emerged as the pervasion (of consciousness) and, in front of the middle seat, is located on the peak in front. [...] The all-pervasive Lord of Kula [i.e., sarvavyāpin-kuleśvara] resides within (this), the maṇḍala of six spokes. There is nothing devoid of that within the sphere of emanation and withdrawal”.

2) Kuleśvara (कुलेश्वर) is the name of the ‘Lord of the Kula’ associated with Avyakta, one the eight Sacred Seats (pīṭha), according to the Yogakhaṇḍa (chapter 14) of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kuleshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kuleśvara (कुलेश्वर).—

1) the chief of a family.

2) Name of Śiva.

- Name of Durgā.

Derivable forms: kuleśvaraḥ (कुलेश्वरः).

Kuleśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kula and īśvara (ईश्वर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuleśvara (कुलेश्वर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A name of Siva. 2. The chief of a family or race. E. kula a race, īśvara lord.

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

1) Kuleśvara (कुलेश्वर):—[from kula] m. the lord or chief of a family, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] ‘the lord κατ᾽ ἐξοχήν’, Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] of an author of Mantras

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuleśvara (कुलेश्वर):—[kule+śvara] (raḥ) 1. m. Shiva; a chief.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kuleshvara 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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