Saptadashin, Saptadaśin, Saptadaśī, Saptādaśī, Sapta-dashin: 3 definitions


Saptadashin 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 terms Saptadaśin and Saptadaśī and Saptādaśī can be transliterated into English as Saptadasin or Saptadashin or Saptadasi or Saptadashi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

1) Saptadaśī (सप्तदशी) [=Saptādaśī?] refers to the “seventeenth (energy) (of the Moon)”, according to the Kulakaulinīmata.—Accordingly, “[...] She is the eternal Transmental. Devoid of the universe of thought constructs (niṣprapañcā), she resides in the life breath of all. She is the supreme energy, called Kuṇḍalī and is the seventeenth energy (of the Moon) [i.e., saptadaśī]. [...] She is the subtle (aspect). I will (now) tell (you) how she is in (her) gross form. [...] Residing within the plane of the Neuter (absolute), she is (the one) energy (kalā) and her form is (made of all the) energies. She is threefold (as) will, knowledge and action and abides (permanently) having pervaded the universe”.

2) Saptādaśī (सप्तादशी) refers to the “seventeenth energy” (i.e., Kālī), according to the Kālīkulakramasadbhāva or simply Kramasadbhāva (verse 3.49-81), which is an important source of the Kālīkrama.—Accordingly, “Always greedy to eat the Body of Time at the end of the a eon, she is Kālī who, by the upper path, is present in the form (rūpa) at the end of the End of the Twelve. [...] Mounted on the energy at the extremity of emission (visarga), she is in the middle of the sixteen vowels. She is Kālī, the seventeenth energy [i.e., saptādaśī], the action that brings all things to an end”.

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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»] — Saptadashin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saptadaśin (सप्तदशिन्):—[=sapta-daśin] [from sapta > saptan] mfn. possessing 17, having 17 (Stotras), [Pañcaviṃśa-brāhmaṇa]

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Saptadashin in German

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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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