Pandukeshvara, Paṇḍukeśvara, Panduka-ishvara: 2 definitions



Pandukeshvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Paṇḍukeśvara can be transliterated into English as Pandukesvara or Pandukeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Paṇḍukeśvara (पण्डुकेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Bhadra-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the twenty-third 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., Paṇḍuka-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Paṇḍukeśvara-liṅga at the Bhadra-tīrtha is mentioned as “māgha-śukla-navamī” (latin: magha-shukla-navami). This basically represents the recommended day for bathing there (snānadina).

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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.

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India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Pandukeshvara in India history glossary
Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Pāṇḍukeśvara or Pāṇḍukeśvar (lat. 30º 19′ 56″ N., long. 79º 35′ 30″ E.) lies 54 miles north-east of Śrīnagar, in the Garhwal District of the Kumaun Division of Uttar Pradesh.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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