Parvateshvara, Parvateśvara: 7 definitions



Parvateshvara 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 Parvateśvara can be transliterated into English as Parvatesvara or Parvateshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Parvateshvara in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Parvateśvara (पर्वतेश्वर).—A King of Vindhyadeśa. He tortured his people because of his greed for money and Yama sent him to hell when he died. In his next birth he was born as a monkey. At that time a priest of the King had taken life as a Sārasa bird. One day the monkey tried to catch the bird and then the bird (priest) reminded him of his previous birth and told him that in their next birth both of them would be swans and in the birth after that they would become men again. (Uttara Khaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Parvateśvara (पर्वतेश्वर).—A shrine near Benares.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 183. 62.
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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Parvateshvara in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Parvateśvara (पर्वतेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Jñānakūpa-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the fifty-eighth 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., Parvata-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Parvateśvara-liṅga at the Jñānakūpa-tīrtha is mentioned as “caitra-śukla ekādaśī śrāvaṇī pūrṇimā” (latin: caitra-shukla ekadashi shravani purnima). 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parvateshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parvateśvara (पर्वतेश्वर).—[masculine] = parvatapati; [Name] of a man.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Parvateśvara (पर्वतेश्वर):—[from parvata > parv] m. lord of the mountains, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Mudrārākṣasa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Parvateshvara in German

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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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