Paradevividya, Parādevīvidyā, Paradevi-vidya: 1 definition


Paradevividya 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Parādevīvidyā (परादेवीविद्या) refers to the “Vidyā of the goddess Parā”, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] In this way, the adept should worship the lineage which is the past time of the Lineage of the Child within the Śiva principle, in the Foundation of Birth (in the genitals), which is the place called Kuṇḍalī. (It is the lineage of) Mitrīśanātha who has been empowered by the Vidyā of the goddess Parā (parādevīvidyā). (This is) the relationship with (the Siddha) who belongs to the Lineage of the Child. Thus the conventions of the Lineage of the Child have been declared and the three lineages have been explained. [...]”.

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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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