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Mūlavidyā, aka: Mula-vidya; 1 Definition(s)


Mūlavidyā means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Mūlavidyā can be transliterated into English as Mulavidya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Mūlavidyā (मूलविद्या).—There are four main or mūla-vidyās in Śrī-vidyā:

  1. Gāyatri: Vedic Gāyatri, the primary Vidyā that one is initiated into, before the Śrī-Vidyā mantras like Bāla or Pancadāsi.
  2. Bāla: The three lettered Vidyā. The presiding devata, Bāla Mahā Tripura Sundari, is a child. Bāla is said to be one of the most attractive and wonderful forms of Devi.
  3. Pancadāsi: Pancadāsi is the famous fifteen lettered Śrī-Vidyā mantra. Dakśiṇamūrti is said to be the seer of Pancadāsi.
  4. Śodasi: Śodasi is the sixteen lettered Śrī-Vidyā. Pancadāsi with an additional bīja (usually Śrībīja) becomes Śodasi.
Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia

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