Dayini, Dāyinī: 2 definitions
Dayini 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Dāyinī (दायिनी) (Cf. Dāyin) refers to “she who bestows”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, (this form) bestows all fruits and gives (both) worldly enjoyment and liberation and accomplishes all (one’s) goals. She destroys all suffering and drags (away all) disturbance. She bestows tranquillity, fulfillment and accomplishment. She bestows flight and the rest as well as the most divine gathering in the circle (of initiates) [i.e., khecarādi-mahādivya-cakramelaka-dāyinī]. O beloved, she bestows the cosmic form and whatever desire (kāma) and wealth (one may) wish for. You will thus be the object of adoration (pujyā) by means of the Vidyā of thirty-two syllables”.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Dāyinī (दायिनी) refers to “that which bestows (bliss)”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Salutations to you, the guru, who are the embodiment of the bliss of the natural [no-mind] state and whose nectar [in the form] of words, kills the delusion which is the poison of rebirth. [This] imperishable and untainted knowledge stimulates the [Yogin’s] nectar. [This] extraordinary no-mind [knowledge] is superior [to all other knowledge because it] bestows bliss (ānanda-dāyinī). [...]”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
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Ends with: Anandadayini, Anandapradayini, Jivanadayini, Kaivalyadayini, Kamadayini, Margadayini, Pradayini, Sampradayini, Sarvaishvaryapradayini, Sarvasaubhagyadayini, Sharadandayini, Sukhadayini, Tambuladayini.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Dayini, Dāyinī; (plurals include: Dayinis, Dāyinīs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.20.10 < [Chapter 20 - The Rāsa-dance Pastime]
Verse 8.9.4 < [Chapter 9 - Lord Balarāma’s Rāsa Dance]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter XXXIX - Description of the battlefield infested by nocturnal fiends < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)
Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)