Gaudisha, Gauḍīśa, Gaudi-isha: 1 definition

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Gaudisha 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 Gauḍīśa can be transliterated into English as Gaudisa or Gaudisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Gauḍīśa (गौडीश) or Gauḍīśadeva refers to one of the Nine Nāthas according to the Kubjikānityāhnikatilaka: a derative text drawing from Tantras and other sources such as the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā.—The Nine Nāthas propagated the Western Transmission noted in the Kubjikā Tantras. Although each Siddha has a consort with which he shares some part of his spiritual discipline, she is not considered to be his wife. Thus, from the perspective of his identity as an initiate, he is not a householder.—Gauḍīśa-deva is the Caryā name of this Nātha (i.e., the public name the Siddha uses when living as a wandering renouncer). He is associated with the following: Birth place: Varaṇā in Vāṅga; Caste: Brahmin; Name at birth: Viṣṇuśarmā; Kīrtināma (famed names): Vīrānanda, Indrānanda, Matsyendra; Secret name: Bhairavānanda; Pūjā name: Pippalīśādeva; Consort: Lalitābhairavī.

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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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