Chayadharin, Chāyādharī, Chāyādharin, Chaya-dharin, Chaya-dhari: 1 definition
Chayadharin 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 Chhayadhari.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Chāyādharī (छायाधरी) refers to the “bearer of shade”, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Once she had graced the sea (thus), she went next to (the cave called) Daradaṇḍi. There the goddess assumed the form of the Bearer of Shade (chāyādharī), her mind set on the quality of the Unmanifest. There she again released (her) Command in order to grace the world”.
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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