Hemadanda, Hemadaṇḍa, Hema-danda: 1 definition


Hemadanda 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)

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

Hemadaṇḍa (हेमदण्ड) refers to a “golden staff” according to the Kulakaulinīmata verse 3.82-88.—Accordingly, “[...] Jayā and Vijayā are adorned with golden staffs [i.e., hemadaṇḍa-vibhūṣitā]. The servant is a barbarian (barabara). He is black and (his) head is shaved. He holds a club. Fashion (this) auspicious image (pratimā) of many forms in this way on a cloth or on a stone or make it from plaster or (draw) a picture (of it). It is especially beneficial when one worships, visualizes (the deity) or repeats (her) mantra”.

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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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