Bhagavadaradhana, Bhagavadārādhana, Bhagavad-aradhana: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

[«previous next»] — Bhagavadaradhana in Pancaratra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Bhagavadārādhana (भगवदाराधन) [=bhagavadārādhanakramaḥ] is the name of the twenty-eighth chapter of the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā: an ancient Pāñcarātra Āgama scripture dealing with the symbology of the Sudarśana weapon while also dealing with iconography, philosophy and Vaiṣṇava rituals.

Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts

Bhagavadārādhana (भगवदाराधन) (lit. “regarding the rules for offering worship to the lord”) is the name of the twenty-eighth chapter of the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, a Pāñcarātra work in 60 chapters dealing with topics such as Viṣṇu’s discus-power, the processes of creation and esoteric practices related to Sudarśana (such as mantras and yantras).—Description of the chapter [bhagavadārādhana-vidhi-nirūpaṇa]: Śiva (=Ahirbudhnya) says he will now turn to the liturgical worship of God which, when maintained, assures happiness here in this world and a continued existence in the hereafter for the worshipper (1-2). [...]

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhagavadaradhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhagavadārādhana (भगवदाराधन):—[=bhagavad-ārādhana] [from bhagavad > bhaj] n. ‘propitiation of Bh°’

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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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