Anadin, Anādin, Anādinī, A-nadin, Anadini: 3 definitions


Anadin 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anādinī (अनादिनी) refers to “she who is silent”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Thus, O god, beyond the god, transcendent and primordial (ādyā), she resides within Saṃvartā. And so she is omniscient, the agent (of all action), the energy Śāmbhavī elucidated in the Ciñciṇīmata who emanates the cosmic form. Above, the sentient being of consciousness (caitanyacetā) should contemplate the plane of the unfolding (emanation) (prasarabhūmikā). (Kubjikā, who is also called) Kulālikā, sports (ramate) (there) by filling (bharaṇāt) the Lion (who embodies the tradition). Silent (anādinī) and unmanifest (nirābhāsā), she has dissolved (away) into the End of the Sixteen [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anādin (अनादिन्):—[=a-nādin] [from a-nāda] mfn. not sounding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anādin (अनादिन्):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-dī-dinī-di) Who or what does not sound. E. a neg. and nādin.

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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.

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