Adimandala, Ādimaṇḍala, Adi-mandala: 1 definition

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Ādimaṇḍala (आदिमण्डल):—One of the four maṇḍalas that make up the Khecarīcakra, according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. This ‘original’ maṇḍala is called the most excellent of maṇḍala and source of all the others. It is said that the Khecarīcakra is based on the primeval womb, the ādiyoni. It is also called the “maṇḍala of Śakti and Bhairava” since it is the seat of the primeval pair of deities.

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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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