Adilakshmi, Ādilakṣmī, Adi-lakshmi: 2 definitions

Introduction

Adilakshmi 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 Ādilakṣmī can be transliterated into English as Adilaksmi or Adilakshmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Ādilakṣmī (आदिलक्ष्मी, “Primeval Lakṣmī”):—One of the eight primary forms of Lakṣmī (aṣṭhalakṣmī) representing an ancient form and incarnation of Lakṣmī as daughter of sage Bhṛgu. This form is also known as Mahālakṣmī. She has four arms, two of which carries a lotus and a white flag, while the remaining two arms show the Abhaya-mudra and the Varada-mudra.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Ādilakṣmī (आदिलक्ष्मी).—Is Kāmakṣī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 40. 46.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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