Alamkaramandita, Alaṅkāramaṇḍita, Alamkara-mandita, Alaṃkāramaṇḍita, Alankara-mandita, Alankaramandita: 1 definition


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Alaṃkāramaṇḍita (अलंकारमण्डित) refers to “being adorned with (many) ornaments”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, [while describing the visualized form of Navātman Bhairava]: “[...] Navātman’s mind is blissful with his own energy and he is delighted by the bliss of (spiritual) wine. [...] He has eighteen arms and is adorned with many ornaments (alaṃkāramaṇḍita). A skull, conch, noose, gaud, (a threatening gesture with the) index finger, bow, shield and a club studded with iron are on the left hand side. O dear one, a trident, double-headed drum, sword, ascetic’s staff, pestle, bell, thread, arrow and boon-bestowing gesture are on the right”.

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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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