Aghoraghanta, Aghoraghaṇṭa: 5 definitions
Aghoraghanta 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Aghoraghaṇṭa (अघोरघण्ट) is the name of a Kāpālika mentioned in the Mālatīmādhava written by Bhavabhūti (born about 680 CE).—The Kāpālika Aghoraghaṇṭa wishes to propitiate the Great Goddess Gaurī, Śiva’s consort, by sacrificing to her the most beautiful girl he can find, at her Karālā temple in a cemetery in Padmāvatī. He abducts Mālatī for the purpose, but Mādhava, performing a tantric rite in the same cemetery, hears her cries and rescues her, killing Aghoraghaṇṭa.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
Aghoraghaṇṭa (अघोरघण्ट).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aghoraghaṇṭa (अघोरघण्ट):—[=a-ghora-ghaṇṭa] [from a-ghora] m. Name of an adherent of a [particular] sect worshipping Devī, [Mālatīmādhava] (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 500]).
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Aghora, Ghanta.
Full-text: Sampheta, Kapalakundala, Madhava, Karabala, Karavala, Bhavabhuti, Malatimadhava, Mahashmashana, Malati, Sudamini.
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Malatimadhava (study) (by Jintu Moni Dutta)
Part 1.4 - The Subcastes and Caṇḍālas < [Chapter 3 - Social Aspects of the Mālatīmādhava]
Part 1.3d - Vīra Rasa (The Heroic Sentiment) < [Chapter 2 - Literary Study of the Mālatīmādhava]
Part 1.3c - Raudra Rasa (The Furious Sentiment) < [Chapter 2 - Literary Study of the Mālatīmādhava]
Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature (by Nikitha. M)
5. Mālatīmādhava in Kuntaka’s treatment < [Chapter 4 - Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit Plays of other Poets]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Bhagavad-gita-rahasya (or Karma-yoga Shastra) (by Bhalchandra Sitaram Sukthankar)