Indrayani, Indrāyaṇī: 1 definition



Indrayani 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism

Indrāyaṇī (इन्द्रायणी) refers to the fourth of the eight Aṣṭamātṛkā (mother Goddesses) of Kathmandu city, locally known as Luti Ajimā. Her location is Indrāyaṇī near Dhalko (opposite Śobhā Bhagvatī).

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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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