Madavihvala, Mada-vihvala, Madavihvalā: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Madavihvalā (मदविह्वला) or “distraught with 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., Madavihvalā (Distraught with 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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Madavihvala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madavihvala (मदविह्वल).—a.

1) maddened by lust or pride.

2) stupefied with intoxication.

Madavihvala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mada and vihvala (विह्वल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madavihvala (मदविह्वल).—m.

(-laḥ) Mad with lust or pride.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madavihvala (मदविह्वल):—[=mada-vihvala] [from mada > mad] mfn. excited by passion, lustful, wanton, [Rāmāyaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madavihvala (मदविह्वल):—[mada-vihvala] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Fascinated.

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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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