Pareshvara, Pareśvara, Para-ishvara: 2 definitions


Pareshvara 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 Pareśvara can be transliterated into English as Paresvara or Pareshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pareshvara in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pareśvara (परेश्वर) refers to the “great lord”, and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Bṛhaspati eulogized Śiva: “[...] You are the fire, the wind, the ether, the waters, the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the solar system. You alone are Viṣṇu, Brahmā, and eulogised by them; you are the great lord (pareśvara), the sages Sanaka etc. You are Nārada the great saint. You alone are the lord of all the worlds, the soul of the universe. You are converging in everything and different from everything; you alone are greater than Prakṛti. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pareshvara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Parēśvara (ಪರೇಶ್ವರ):—[noun] = ಪರೇಶ [paresha].

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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