Netrayugma, Netra-yugma: 2 definitions


Netrayugma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Netrayugma (नेत्रयुग्म) refers to the “two eyes”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] The four groups of four are said to be, the one which begins with the first (letters) (A to Ī), the fifth (letters) (U to -), the ninth (letters) (ŀ to AI), and the thirteenth (O to Až). The first group of four on the face is, along with the two cheeks, on the forehead and chin. Your second (group of four) is on the left, right, west, and east. The third deposition, that of the vowels, is at the beginning and end with the two eyes [i.e., netrayugmanetrayugmābhyāṃ]. The fourth set of four is in the row of teeth (below) and above”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Netrayugma in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Netrayugma (नेत्रयुग्म) refers to the “(pair of) eyes”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.9.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“On hearing these words of the lord of mountains, Mena was greatly delighted. She approached her daughter to advise her to take interest in penance. On seeing the tender limbs of her daughter, Menakā was greatly distressed. Her eyes [i.e., netrayugma] welled up in tears immediately. The beloved of the lord of mountains was unable to advise her daughter to perform penance. Pārvatī understood the implied wish of her mother quickly. Then the omniscient supreme goddess Pārvatī immediately spoke to her mother after consoling her again and again”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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