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Aṅgavidyā, aka: Anga-vidya; 1 Definition(s)

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Aṅgavidyā means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Aṅgavidyā can be transliterated into English as Angavidya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Aṅgavidyā (अङ्गविद्या).—The several subsidiary vidyās of Śrīvidyā are arranged into six amnayās. Amnayā means Veda/Agama, and in Śaiva there are five amnayās. They are represented by the five faces of Śiva facing Purva (eastwards), Dakṣiṇa (southwards), Pascima (westwards), Uttara (northwards) and Urdhva (upwards). In Śrī-vidyā there is a sixth amnaya called Anuttara. Each amnaya is associated with a guru-mandala and several Vidyās, astra-kamya and parā.

Besides, all the Vidyās are grouped at different levels.

  • Purvamnaya,
  • Dakṣiṇamnaya,
  • Pascimamnaya,
  • Uttaramnaya,
  • Urdhvamnaya,
  • Anuttaramnaya,
  • Nityadevatā.
Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

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