Saptavara, aka: Saptavāra, Sapta-vara; 1 Definition(s)

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Saptavāra (सप्तवार, “seven days”) usually incorporates seven dhāraṇīs:

  1. Vasudhārā,
  2. Vajravidāraṇā,
  3. Gaṇapatihṛdayā,
  4. Uṣṇīṣavijayā,
  5. Parṇaśavarī or Prajñāpāramitā,
  6. Mārīcī,
  7. Grahamātṛkā.

This collection associates each dhāraṇī with a specific day of the week, a tradition going back to at least the sixteenth century in Nepal.

Source: Cambridge Digital Library: Pañcarakṣā, Saptavāra

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