Brahmayani, Brahmāyaṇī: 1 definition



Brahmayani 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Brahmāyaṇī (ब्रह्मायणी) refers to the first of the eight Aṣṭamātṛkā (mother Goddesses) of Kathmandu city, locally known as Pāsikvaḥ Ajimā. Her location is Kamalādī (behind Tīndhārā Pāṭhśālā).

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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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