Narasimhini, Nārasiṃhiṇī: 1 definition

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Sreenivasarao's blog: Saptamatrka (part 4)

Narasimhini or Narasimhi with the face of a lion, fierce claws and four arms is the shakti of Narasimha. In the Devi Mahatmya, at times, Narasimhi is mentioned in place of Camunda (seventh Matrika). In some versions, the Matrikas are counted as eight (ashta-matara) by including Narasimhi. There is also a tradition of Ashtamatrikas, eight Matrikas, which is prevalent in Nepal region. In Nepal, the eighth Matrka is Maha-Lakshmi (she is different from Vaishnavi). Narasimhi does not figure in the lists of Devi Purana and in Nepal.

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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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