Odumaheshana, Oḍumaheśāna, Odu-maheshana: 1 definition

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Odumaheshana 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 Oḍumaheśāna can be transliterated into English as Odumahesana or Odumaheshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Oḍumaheśāna (ओडुमहेशान) or simply Oḍu is the name of a deity, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] O (goddess) worshipped by the best of the gods! The god was also (your) disciple in the previous lineage and (having made of him) the venerable Oḍumaheśāna, he again gave (you) the Command. Grace (has come into the world) from (the time I said to you) ‘go to the land of Bhārata’. In order to reside again in the seat of Uḍḍu, bring about the emanation of the (of the universe) countless times”.

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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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