Kuleshvari, Kula-ishvari, Kuleśvarī: 3 definitions


Kuleshvari 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 Kuleśvarī can be transliterated into English as Kulesvari or Kuleshvari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Kuleśvarī (कुलेश्वरी) refers to the deity of the Candradvīpa, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Brahmā’s place is called Kalpa and Vaikuṇṭha is that of Viṣṇu. Kailāśa is Rudra’s place. They are (all) destroyed when the great destruction takes place. (Only) the Island of the Moon is imperishable where the goddess is Kuleśvarī. O goddess, there are Yoginīs there and Siddhas, O fair lady, all are the will (icchārūpadharā) and the power of all of them is unfailing. Free, and the essential nature (of all things) (svarūpa), they are all the light of Kubjeśvara. [...]”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Kuleśvarī (कुलेश्वरी) refers to a set of the ten Kula Goddesses, according to the Kāmasiddhi-stuti (also Vāmakeśvarī-stuti) and the Vāmakeśvaratantra (also known as Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava).—[...] The next four verses, 17–20 [of the Kāmasiddhistuti], respectively praise the set of ten Kula goddesses (kuleśvarī). The list can be completed with the help of the Vāmakeśvaratantra (1.169-171), but these goddesses are here simply called śaktis.

The ten Kula Goddesses (kuleśvarī) are:

  1. Sarvasiddhipradā,
  2. Sarvasampatpradā,
  3. Sarvapriyaṃkarī,
  4. Sarvamaṅgalakāriṇī,
  5. Sarvakāmapradā,
  6. Sarvaduḥkhavimocinī,
  7. Sarvamṛtyupraśamanī,
  8. Sarvavighnanivāriṇī,
  9. Sarvāṅgasundarī and
  10. Sarvasaubhāgyadāyinī.
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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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[«previous next»] — Kuleshvari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kuleśvarī (कुलेश्वरी):—[from kuleśvara > kula] f. Name of Durgā

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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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