Kumareshvara, Kumāreśvara, Kumara-ishvara: 1 definition
Kumareshvara 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 Kumāreśvara can be transliterated into English as Kumaresvara or Kumareshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Kumāreśvara (कुमारेश्वर) refers to one of the four Liṅgas of Śiva installed by Skanda (Kārttikeya) after slaying the Asuras Tāraka and Bāṇa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.11 (“The Victory of Kumāra”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] O sage, with great pleasure and observing the rules Skanda installed three phallic emblems of Śiva that quell all sins. The first is called Pratijñeśvara, the second Kapāleśvara and the last Kumāreśvara. The three are capable of conferring all the achievements. Thereafter Kumāra, the lord of all, joyously installed the phallic image Stambheśvara, near the column of victory. [...]”.
Note: The four phallic images of Śiva [e.g., Kumāreśvara] were set up at Cambay, the scene of the battlefield, to commemorate the Victory of Guha over Tāraka, the Asura-chief.
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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Starts with: Kumareshvaratirtha.
Search found 2 books and stories containing Kumareshvara, Kumāreśvara, Kumāra-īśvara, Kumara-ishvara, Kumaresvara, Kumara-isvara; (plurals include: Kumareshvaras, Kumāreśvaras, īśvaras, ishvaras, Kumaresvaras, isvaras). 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 63 - The Greatness of Kumāreśvara (kumāra-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 73 - Greatness of Kumāreśvara (Kumāra-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 215 - Greatness of Kumāreśvara (Kumāra-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 11 - The Victory of Kumāra and the death of Bāṇa and Pralamba < [Section 2.4 - Rudra-saṃhitā (4): Kumāra-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 5 - The death of the Brahmin lady and the greatness of Nandikeśvara < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 2 - The greatness of Śivaliṅgas < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]