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Flower 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.
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Worship of flowers formed a part of the Navarātra Tantric ritual (an autumnal festival of the warrior goddess Caṇḍikā).—Worship of weapons with flowers, perfume and food, adapted from the pre-existing Vedic model of military festivities.—Various 5th century sources refer to rituals such as the worship of flowers, for example: Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa 2.158.6cd–7, Agnipurāṇa 267.13cd–16ab (repeating Viṣṇudharmottara); Varāhapurāṇa cited in the Kṛtyaratnākara, pp. 364–365.
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 7 - Superiority of Jāti Flower < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
Chapter 4 - Nārada Approaches Padmāvatī < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 28 - Kriyā-Yoga: Meditation on the Forms of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
1.3. Materials: Flowers < [Chapter 3 - Ornaments]
2.12. Pharmaceutical use of Perfumes < [Chapter 1 - Cosmetics]
2.1. Head Ornaments (e): Paṭṭa < [Chapter 3 - Ornaments]
Bhesajjakkhandhaka (Chapter on Medicine) (by Hin-tak Sik)
Medicines (d): Flowers (Puṣpa) < [Chapter 4 - Medicinal Substances in the Chapter on Medicine]
Medicines (a): Roots (Mūla) < [Chapter 4 - Medicinal Substances in the Chapter on Medicine]
Medicines (g): Decoctions/Astringent Medicines (Kasāva/Kaṣāya) < [Chapter 4 - Medicinal Substances in the Chapter on Medicine]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 7.4 - Poetic conventions regarding to the Trees, Plants and Creepers < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 7.5 - Poetic conventions regarding to the Trees and Plants < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Part 8.11 - Characteristics of Hementa-kāla (dewy season) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
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