Dvacatvarimsha, Dvācatvāriṃśa, Dva-catvarimsha: 4 definitions


Dvacatvarimsha 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 Dvācatvāriṃśa can be transliterated into English as Dvacatvarimsa or Dvacatvarimsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dvachatvarimsha.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dvacatvarimsha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dvācatvāriṃśa (द्वाचत्वारिंश) refers to the “forty-two (syllables)”, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Consisting of forty-two syllables [i.e., dvācatvāriṃśa-varṇamaya], Samayā Devī along with the (praṇavas) that encapsulate (her) is on top of Meru. (In other words) she should be worshipped in the calyx in the middle of the Kramamaṇḍala and also in the End of the Twelve. Another (scripture says) the same (namely): ‘Meru is said to be the head’. The goddess Samayā should not be worshipped alone (but) along with Ādyanātha who is Navātman. This is the meaning. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dvacatvarimsha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dvācatvāriṃśa (द्वाचत्वारिंश):—[=dvā-catvāriṃśa] [from dvā] mf(ī)n. the 42nd

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Dvacatvarimsha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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