Mangaleshvara, Maṅgaleśvara, Mangala-ishvara: 1 definition
Mangaleshvara 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 Maṅgaleśvara can be transliterated into English as Mangalesvara or Mangaleshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Maṅgaleśvara (मङ्गलेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Rudra-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the thirty-ninth 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., Maṅgala-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.
The auspiscious time for bathing near the Maṅgaleśvara-liṅga at the Rudra-tīrtha is mentioned as “phālguna-śukla-pañcamī caitra-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī” (latin: phalguna-shukla-pancami caitra-krishna-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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Ishvara, Mangala.
Starts with: Mangaleshvaratirtha.
Full-text: Mangaleshvaratirtha, Rudratirtha.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 69 - The Greatness of Maṅgaleśvara (maṅgala-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 148 - The Greatness of Maṅgaleśvara (maṅgala-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 230 - The Series of Tīrthas Enumerated < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Ambar-makalam < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Chintamani Agaram < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 92 - The Greatness of Revā < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]