Chadambara, Chadāmbara: 1 definition

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Chadambara 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhadambara.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Chadāmbara (छदाम्बर) refers to “those who wear black coverings”, according to the Svacchanda-tantra.—Accordingly, [verse 4.21-27, while describing inauspicious dreams]—“[The dreamer] sees a bear or monkey, demons, cruel beings, and dark men. [He sees those who] have erect hair, dirty ones, those who wear black garlands, clothes, and coverings (chadāmbarakṛṣṇamālyāmbaracchadāḥ). That man who, in his dream, embraces a red-eyed woman, he dies, there is no doubt, if he does not bring about peace. [...]”

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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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