Vimaleshvara, Vimala-ishvara, Vimaleśvara: 4 definitions

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Vimaleshvara 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 Vimaleśvara can be transliterated into English as Vimalesvara or Vimaleshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vimaleshvara in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vimaleśvara (विमलेश्वर).—A tīrtha on the Narmadā sacred to the Pitṛs;1 Lord Vimaleśvara is enshrined here;2 here a devaśilā was established by Rudra and death on it takes one to Rudraloka.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 22. 8.
  • 2) Ib. 190. 14.
  • 3) Ib. 194. 39.
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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»] — Vimaleshvara in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

1) Vimaleśvara (विमलेश्वर) is a Sanskrit word referring to two 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 the first place place named Vimaleśvara is named Viśva, and the deity presiding over the second place is name Śrīkaṇṭha. 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.

2) Vimaleśvara (विमलेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Vimalodaka-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the fortieth 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., Vimala-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Vimaleśvara-liṅga at the Vimalodaka-tīrtha is mentioned as “phālguṇa-śukla-saptamī mārgaśīrśa-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī” (latin: phalguna-shukla-saptami margashirsha-krishna-caturdashi). 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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vimaleshvara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vimaleśvara (विमलेश्वर) is the name of a sacred region, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra verse 3.135-138, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—The eight secondary fields are Kadaṃba, Alamba, Gokarṇa, the Vindhya mountain, Vimaleśvara, Sindhumāla, Mahāsena, and Mātaṅga.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vimaleshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vimaleśvara (विमलेश्वर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vimalesara.

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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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