Madavaha, Mada-vaha, Madāvahā, Madāvaha: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Madāvahā (मदावहा) or “invoker of passion” is the name of a Yoginī concerned with Kāma, according to the Jayadrathayāmala.—As Nityās are not mentioned in the first ṣaṭka of the Jayadrathayāmala, it is not surprising that Nityaklinnā does not appear there. However, she appears in the second ṣaṭka in a group of 32 Nāyakīs of the Śvetā Kula. Although not expressly said to be a Nityā, she is amongst other Yoginīs who, judging by their names are, like her, concerned with Kāma. These include [i.e., Madāvahā (Invoker of Passion), ...]. Nityās are most apparent in the fourth ṣaṭka of the Jayadrathayāmala, which is also the last in chronological order. There we find several that become well known Yoginīs later.

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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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