Parvatakandara, Parvata-kandara: 3 definitions


Parvatakandara 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»] — Parvatakandara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Parvatakandara (पर्वतकन्दर) refers to a “mountain ravine”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 4.35.18-21.—Accordingly, while describing Nityā Kālī: “Thus she is always arousing and very fierce. Recollect her residing in a mountain ravine (parvatakandara-sthā). [...] She is the firestick of Passion and the family of mantras. She is Saṃkledinī whose form is Kālī and is very fierce”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parvatakandara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parvatakandara (पर्वतकन्दर).—a mountain-cave.

Derivable forms: parvatakandaraḥ (पर्वतकन्दरः).

Parvatakandara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parvata and kandara (कन्दर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parvatakandara (पर्वतकन्दर):—[=parvata-kandara] [from parvata > parv] n. mountain-cave, [Hitopadeśa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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