Adhirudhabhava, Adhirūḍhabhāva, Adhirudha-bhava: 1 definition


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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Adhirūḍhabhāva (अधिरूढभाव) or Adhirūḍhamahābhāva refers to:—The highest state of mahābhāva, found only in the gopīs of Vraja. There are two types of adhirūḍha-bhāva: (1) modana and (2) mādana. (1) The adhirūḍha in which all the sāttvika-bhāvas of the nāyaka and nāyikā are aroused to a much greater extent than in the brightly burning (uddīpta) condition is called modana. Modana does not occur anywhere other than in Śrī Rādhā’s group. In some special conditions of separation, modana becomes mohana, and as an effect of this helpless condition of separation, all the sāttvika-bhāvas manifest in the blazing (sūddīpta) condition. (2) When mahābhāva increases even further it attains an extremely advanced condition. The paramount emotion in which it becomes jubilant due to the simultaneous manifestation of all types of transcendental emotions is called mādana. This mādana-bhāva is eternally and splendidly manifest only in Śrī Rādhā, and occurs only at the time of meeting. It is also referred to as mādanākhya-mahābhāva. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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