Anekadha, Anekadhā: 8 definitions


Anekadha 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

Anekadhā (अनेकधा) refers to the “many kinds (of Yogas)”, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(None can) see supreme Śambhu by means of mantra, meditation, austerity, right conduct and the many kinds (anekadhā) of Yogas, as long as he does not serve (his) teacher. Even if one meditates constantly on my form as (he has been) taught by the teacher, (he does not) really (experience) any Śāmbhava bliss there until he possess the Command and, b is of good disposition has (the teacher’s) feet on (his) head. Until (that happens) the mark of the qualities of the invisible (supreme being) does not arise with any speed”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anekadhā (अनेकधा).—ind. In various ways, variously; जगत्कृत्स्नं प्रविभक्तमनेकधा (jagatkṛtsnaṃ pravibhaktamanekadhā) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anekadhā (अनेकधा).—ind. In various ways. E. aneka and dhāc aff.

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

Anekadhā (अनेकधा).—[an-eka + dhā], adv. In many ways, Bhāṣāp. 99.

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

Anekadhā (अनेकधा):—[=an-eka-dhā] [from an-eka] ind. in various ways, often.

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

Anekadhā (अनेकधा):—[tatpurusha compound] ind.

1) In many ways; e. g. (rūpaṃ) cakṣuṣaḥ sahakāri syācchuklādikamanekadhā.

2) More than once, often; e. g. anekadhā kṛtāḥ putrā ṛṣibhirye purātanaiḥ . na śakyāste dhunā kaṃrtuṃ śaktihīnatayā naraiḥ. E. a neg. and ekadhā.

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Anekadha in German

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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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