Parameśvara

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Paramesvara, ParameZvara, Parameshvara


Parameśvara (‘the greatest Lord’)

Though the word refers to God as the supreme ruler of the universe, it is more commonly used to indicate Siva, the third deity of the Hindu Trinity.

The Visnusahasranāma (name 377) too has used this term for Viṣṇu.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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Parameśvara (‘the greatest Lord’) Though the word refers to God as the supreme ruler of the universe, it is more commonly used to indicate Śiva, the third deity of the Hindu Trinity. The Visnusahasranāma (name 377) too has used this term for Viṣṇu.