Tridiveshvara, Tridiveśvara, Tridiva-ishvara: 6 definitions


Tridiveshvara 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 Tridiveśvara can be transliterated into English as Tridivesvara or Tridiveshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Tridiveśvara (त्रिदिवेश्वर) refers to the “lord of the three worlds” and is used to describe Indra, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.43 (“Description of Śiva’s wonderful sport”).—Accordingly, after Śiva spoke to Viṣṇu and Brahmā: “[...] Then came Indra, the most important of all the gods, the lord of the three worlds [i.e., Tridiveśvara], endowed with divine refulgence and who had twice the splendour of Isāna. On seeing him Menakā said—‘This is Śiva’. ‘Not he’, said you then ‘This is Indra, the lord of gods’. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Tridiveśvara (त्रिदिवेश्वर).—[Tri-diva-], m. a name of Indra, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 48, 17. Tri

Tridiveśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tridiva and īśvara (ईश्वर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tridiveśvara (त्रिदिवेश्वर).—[masculine] lord of the third heaven (Indra).

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

Tridiveśvara (त्रिदिवेश्वर):—[=tri-diveśvara] [from tri-diva > tri] m. ‘lord of heaven’, Indra, [Rāmāyaṇa i]

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Tridiveshvara 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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