Candishanayaka, aka: Caṇḍīśanāyakā; 1 Definition(s)
Candishanayaka 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.
The Sanskrit term Caṇḍīśanāyakā can be transliterated into English as Candisanayaka or Candishanayaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chandishanayaka.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Caṇḍīśanāyakā (चण्डीशनायका, “mistress of Caṇḍīśa”):—One of the nine Dūtī presided over by one of the nine bhaivaravas named Caṇḍalokeśa (emanation of Ananta, who is the central presiding deity of Dūtīcakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra and the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.(Source): Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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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