Oddumaheshana, Oḍḍumaheśāna, Oddu-maheshana: 1 definition


Oddumaheshana 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.

The Sanskrit term Oḍḍumaheśāna can be transliterated into English as Oddumahesana or Oddumaheshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Oḍḍumaheśāna (ओड्डुमहेशान) is a variant reading for Oḍramaheśāna, referring to the “Great Lord of Oḍra”.—According to the Kubjikāmatatantra, after her tour, the goddess finally reunites with the god in a place called Uḍu. According to the edited text of the Kubjikāmatatantra the god is called, the ‘Great Lord of Oḍra’ (oḍramaheśāna).

Note: In Kumārikākhaṇḍa verse 6.223-224 the reading of Oḍramaheśāna is Oḍḍumaheśāna. Cf. Kubjikāmatatantra verse 11.50 where the name is Śrīmadoḍrakuleśvara. In Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā verse 18.66 Oḍamaheśvara is said to be the lord of Oḍḍiyāna.

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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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