Anangamalini, Anaṅgamālinī, Ananga-malini: 2 definitions


Anangamalini 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Anangamalini in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Anaṅgamālinī (अनङ्गमालिनी).—A śakti devī on the 7th parvan of the Cakrarājaratha.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 19. 26.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anangamalini in Shaktism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Anaṅgamālinī (अनङ्गमालिनी) refers to one of the eight powers of the bodiless love-god (anaṅgaśakti) to be installed on the petals of the eight-petalled lotuses, according to the Kāmasiddhi-stuti (also Vāmakeśvarī-stuti) and the Vāmakeśvaratantra (also known as Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava).—[...] Verses 15 and 16 [of the Kāmasiddhistuti] venerate sixteen goddesses of attraction and eight powers of the bodiless love-god (anaṅgaśakti), respectively, all in personified forms.9 We know from the Vāmakeśvaratantra and other Tripurā texts that these [i.e., Anaṅgamālinī] are installed on the petals of the sixteen- and eight-petalled lotuses.

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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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