Umesha, Umeśa: 8 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Umesha 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 Umeśa can be transliterated into English as Umesa or Umesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Umeśa (उमेश) is the name of a deity who received the Ajitāgama from Suśiva through the mahānsambandha relation, according to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha). The ajita-āgama, being part of the ten Śivabhedāgamas, refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgamas: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu.

Umeśa obtained the Ajitāgama from Suśiva who in turn obtained it from Sadāśiva through parasambandha. Umeśa in turn, transmitted it to Acyuta who then, through divya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Ajitāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Umeśa (उमेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) A title of Siva. E. umā and īśa a lord: see umāpati.

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

Umeśa (उमेश).—[masculine] the lord or husband of Umā, i.e. Śiva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Umeśa (उमेश) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—father of Gopālavyāsa (Navarātranirṇaya). Bik. 425.

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

1) Umeśa (उमेश):—[from umā] m. ‘Umā’s lord’, Name of Śiva

2) [v.s. ...] ‘Umā and Śiva’, Name of an idol (representing Śiva joined with Umā), [Matsya-purāṇa]

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

Umeśa (उमेश):—[ume-śa] (śaḥ) 1. m. A title of Shiva.

[Sanskrit to German]

Umesha 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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