Asuradhipa, Asurādhipa, Asura-adhipa: 5 definitions


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Asurādhipa (असुराधिप) refers to the “king of the demons”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “There will be a terrible demon called Mahiṣa who will be the king of the demons [i.e., asurādhipa]. O goddess, you will descend into the world in order to kill him as Durgā and Kātyāyaṇī in a black and brown form. O goddess, (you will be) the means to achieve every goal and you will destroy the suffering of those who bow before you. (This will take place) in the sixth Manvantara of the coming Vārāha Kalpa. O lady of fair vows, in the twenty-eighth of the four Yugas of the seventh (Manvantara) (you will incarnate) in order to kill a certain demon called Kaṃsa.... In this way, O Mother of Kula, aspects of you will descend into the world with many kinds of tasks to accomplish and with many names”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Asuradhipa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asurādhipa (असुराधिप).—

1) the lord of the Asuras.

2) an epithet of Bali, grandson of Prahlāda; यज्ञं चकार सुमहानसुरेन्द्रो महाबलः (yajñaṃ cakāra sumahānasurendro mahābalaḥ) Rām.1.29.6.

Derivable forms: asurādhipaḥ (असुराधिपः).

Asurādhipa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms asura and adhipa (अधिप). See also (synonyms): asurendra, asurendrāj, asurarāja.

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

1) Asurādhipa (असुराधिप):—[from asura > asu] m. (= asura-rāj) a Name of Bali Vairocani, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 31, 6]

2) [v.s. ...] of Māyādhara, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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