Yajneshvara, aka: Yajñeśvara, Yajna-ishvara; 2 Definition(s)

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

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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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 (eg., 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).

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Yajñeśvara (यज्ञेश्वर).—Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: yajñeśvaraḥ (यज्ञेश्वरः).

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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