Yajneshvara, Yajñeśvara, Yajna-ishvara: 8 definitions


Yajneshvara 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 Yajñeśvara can be transliterated into English as Yajnesvara or Yajneshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर) is the name of a Liṅga (symbolical manifestation of Śiva) that is associated with the Yakṣa-tīrtha (a sacred bathing place). It represents the fifty-first 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., Yajña-īśvara) has its own specific name, mantra, set of rituals and observances, auspicious time etc.

The auspiscious time for bathing near the Yajñeśvara-liṅga at the Yakṣa-tīrtha is mentioned as “māgha-kṛṣṇa-caturdaśī” (latin: magha-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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yajneshvara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर).—Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: yajñeśvaraḥ (यज्ञेश्वरः).

Yajñeśvara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yajña and īśvara (ईश्वर).

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

Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर).—[masculine] lord of the sacrifice (Viṣṇu).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Kāśyupādhyāya, brother of Ananta, uncle of Kāśīnātha (Dharmasindhusāra 1791).

2) Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर):—father of Kṛṣṇa Dīkṣita (Aurdhvadehikaprayoga). Io. 1270.

3) Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर):—son of Devarāja Yajvan, father of Devarāja Yajvan (Nighaṇṭubhāṣya).

4) Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर):—Avirodhaprakāśa jy.

5) Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर):—Sūryaśatakaṭīkā.

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

1) Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर):—[from yajña > yaj] m. ‘lord of s°’, Name of Viṣṇu, [Vāyu-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] of the wind-god, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] of the moon, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] (also with ārya, bhaṭṭa and dīkṣita) of various authors and other men, [Catalogue(s)]

[Sanskrit to German]

Yajneshvara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yajneshvara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Yajñēśvara (ಯಜ್ಞೇಶ್ವರ):—

1) [noun] Viṣṇu.

2) [noun] Indra.

3) [noun] Agni, the Fire-God.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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