Siddheshvara, Siddha-ishvara, Siddheśvara: 7 definitions



Siddheshvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Siddheśvara can be transliterated into English as Siddhesvara or Siddheshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर).—A tīrtha sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 22. 43; 191. 108, 122.
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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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Siddheśvara) is named Dhvani. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर) or Siddheśvara Yogin is the father of Rāmacandra Paṇḍita (19th century) who belonged to Ātreyagotra and Kṛṣṇayajurveda mentioning about this at the end of Vṛttābhirāma. Rāmacandra composed a commentary named Jyotsnā on Vājasaneyiprātiśākhya in 1817 C.E. and Vṛttābhirāma in 1824 C.E.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर).—[masculine] the lord of the blessed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Rāmarāma, father of Gopāladāsa (Yogamṛtaṭīkā). L. 1629.

2) Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर):—father of Rāmacandra (Vājasaneyiprātiśākhyajyotsnā 1814). L. 1938.

3) Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर):—Śivamuktāvalī.

4) Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर):—Pañcākṣarīmuktāvalī.

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

1) Siddheśvara (सिद्धेश्वर):—[from siddha > sidh] m. idem, [ib.] (f(ī). , [Varāha-purāṇa])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of various authors etc. (also with bhaṭṭa.), [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [Inscriptions]

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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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