Jayadrathayamala: 3 definitions


Jayadrathayamala 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»] — Jayadrathayamala in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jayadrathayāmala (जयद्रथयामल) is one of the earliest and most extensive sources of the emergent Kālīkrama. One of the main forms of Kālī worshipped in the Jayadrathayāmala is Kālasaṃkarṣiṇī—the Attractress of Time. Her profound association with the moon is clearly apparent in her Vidyā which, consisting of seventeen syllables, represents her implicitly as containing the sixteen energies of the Full Moon with herself as the seventeenth, the energy of the New Moon.

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaktism)

Jayadrathayamala (जयद्रथयमल) is an important work containg 24,000 stanzas divided into four parts. The manuscript of the fourth part is datable to 12th Century C.E, while those of other parts seem to be later interplations. Chapter 35 and 36 entitled sambhandāvatāra and sūtra-nirṇaya have some importance in the history of tantra. The latter one names the tantras of different traditions. Chapter 41 deals with yāmala, maṅgaḷa, aṣṭaka and the genealogies of the teachers (guru parampara) who taught the tantra.

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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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[«previous next»] — Jayadrathayamala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Jayadrathayāmala (जयद्रथयामल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—tantra. Kāṭm. 12.

2) Jayadrathayāmala (जयद्रथयामल):—tantra. Quoted in Mantraratnāvalī, Catal. Io. p. 887.

3) Jayadrathayāmala (जयद्रथयामल):—in 4 Ṣaṭka. Rep. p. 16 (inc.).

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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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