Ayudhadhari, Āyudhadhārī, Āyudhadhārin, Ayudha-dhari, Ayudhadharin: 2 definitions

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Ayudhadhari 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ayudhadhari in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Āyudhadhārin (आयुधधारिन्) (Cf. Āyudhadhāriṇī) refers to “one who carries weapons”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 10.7cd-17ab, while describing the worship of Bhairavī and Bhairava]—“[Bhairavī] has the appearance of vermillion or lac. [She has] erect hair, a large body and is dreadful and very terrifying. [She has the medicinal plant] śatavārī, is five-faced, and adorned with three eyes. [Her hands bear] curved talons curved [She has] eyes like the hollow of a tree and wears a garland of severed heads. [Ten-]armed, like Bhairava [she also] bears Bhairava’s weapons (bhairava-āyudhadhārin) [of an axe and hatched]. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ayudhadhari in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Āyudhadhāri (ಆಯುಧಧಾರಿ):—[noun] a man equipped with a weapon; an armed man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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