Ahladajanani, Āhlādajananī, Ahlada-janani: 1 definition


Ahladajanani 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ahladajanani in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Āhlādajananī (आह्लादजननी) refers to the “Mother of great joy” and is used to describe Goddess Tripurabhairavī, according to the Kulakaulinīmata 5.88-99.—Accordingly, “The goddess (Tripurabhairavī) is red like vermillion and the Bandhūka flower. [...] Endowed with all the ornaments, she sits on the lotus of the Void. Her mind blissful with wine, she is the Mother of great joy [i.e., āhlādajananī]. Smiling gently she is the goddess who arouses the Triple World. She has four arms and three eyes. Possessing great power, she is supreme Śivā. O fair lady, an excellent and divine book full of all knowledge is in her left hand. [...]”.

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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.

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