Mohani, Mōhanī, Mohanī: 13 definitions
Mohani means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Mohanī (मोहनी) refers to one of the eight Kaula consorts (dūtī-aṣṭaka) associated with Jālandhara (which is in the southern quarter), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—[...] The eight Kaula consorts: Jambhanī, Stambhanī, Kṣobhanī, Mohanī, Saṃkarṣaṇī, Bhrāmaṇī, Drāvaṇī, Bhīmā.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Mohanī (मोहनी) refers to one of the four Dūtīs associated with Tumburu, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 11.1-24ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Tumburu]—“[...] [He worships] Deva as Tumburu in the middle of an eight petaled lotus, in the maṇḍala, [starting] in the East, O Devī. [...] Devīs and Dūtis stand in all directions, beginning in the East, etc. Thus, the female servants are in their proper places at the entries [of the maṇḍala]. The Dūtīs are called Jambhanī, Mohanī, Subhagā, and Durbhagā. The servants are called Krodhana, Vṛntaka, Gajakarṇa, and Mahābala. [...]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
1) Mohanī (मोहनी) is the name of one of the six family deities presiding over twenty-four sacred districts, according to the Vajraḍākavivṛti commentary on the 9th-centruy Vajraḍākatantra.—These six Yoginīs seems most likely to represent female leaders of six families [viz., Mohanī]. The Vajraḍākavivṛti clearly connects twenty-four districts with the system of six families. Accordingly, the Mohanī family comprises the districts Lampāka, Saurāṣṭra, Oḍra and Kāmarūpa.
2) Mohanī (मोहनी) is also the name of a Piśācī mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.Source: academia.edu: A Critical Sanskrit Edition and a Translation of Kambala’s Sādhananidhi, Chapter 8
Mohanī (मोहनी) is the name of a Yoginī associated with the syllable “moṃ” of the Ṣaḍyoginīmantra (six yoginī mantra): one of the four major mantras in the Cakrasaṃvara tradition, as taught in the eighth chapter of the 9th-century Herukābhidhāna and its commentary, the Sādhananidhi. The Ṣaḍyoginī-mantra consists of six mantras taught to be the six Yoginīs. [...] These six Yoginīs are also found in Nāgārjuna’s Dharmasaṃgraha. A practitioner visualizes them [viz., Mohanī] without male companions. Alternatively, a practitioner visualizes them with their male consorts such as Vajrasattva.Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Mohanī (मोहनी) is the name of a deity, according to the Ṭīkā Pot Worship [i.e., Kalaśapūjā] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Oṃ Jambhanī, Stambhanī, Mohanī, and Ākarṣaṇī, All works (are) thus a success, by your power of infatuation, Standing in an archer's pose, with a beautiful flaming crown, Ālī and Kālī united, Śrī Saṃvara, the supreme being”.Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala
Mohanī (मोहनी) (or Kāminī) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Jñānaḍāka forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Vajracakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the vajracakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Mohanī] and Vīras each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum and a knife; they are dark-bluish-black in color.
Note: Generally, the name of this goddess is Mohanī and not Yuminī. Manuscript C names her Kāminī. The Tibetan translation is skyes gshin rje ma. Her name is Yaminī (gshin rje ma) in Jayasena’s Ratnapadmarāganidhi (D 1516, 8 v 2 and 25 v 5).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
mōhanī (मोहनी).—f (mōhinī S) Enchanting, charming, bewitching; operations to fascinate, infatuate, besot. v ghāla. 2 The charms and incantations used for the purpose. 3 A certain fabled goddess.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mōhanī (मोहनी).—f Enchanting, charming. A goddess.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mohanī (मोहनी):—[from mohana > moha] f. Portulaca Quadrifida, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] illusion or delusion, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
3) [v.s. ...] a [particular] incantation, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
4) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Pañcarātra]
5) [v.s. ...] of a female demon (daughter of Garbha-hantṛ), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]
6) [v.s. ...] of one of the nine Śaktis of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Mohanī (मोहनी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mohaṇī.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Mohanī (मोहनी):—(nf) a spell, enchantment; delusion; —[ḍālanā] to cast a spell, to bewitch.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Mohaṇī (मोहणी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Mohanī.
2) Mohaṇī (मोहणी) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Mohinī.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Mōhani (ಮೋಹನಿ):—[noun] a kind of plant.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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