Sarvanandamaya, Sarvānandamaya, Sarvananda-maya: 1 definition

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

Sarvānandamaya (सर्वानन्दमय) refers to “that which is made of all bliss” (i.e., the Point in the centre of Śrīcakra), according to the Lalitāsahasranāma.—Lalitā’s thousand names are eulogized in the Lalitāsahasranāma, describing the goddess’s spiritual beauty on the analogy of physical, sensuous beauty. [...] The goddess’s inner secret is her marital sport in which the worshipper inwardly participates. This secret sacrifice (rahasyayāga) is the ‘inner sacrifice’ (antarayāga) described in the Bhāvanopaniṣad. It is the realisation of the unity of 1) Śrīcakra and the bodies, subtle, gross and causal; 2) the lunar orb (candramaṇḍala) in the thousand—spoked wheel in the head (sahasrāra) and the Point in the centre of Śrīcakra called ‘Made of All Bliss’ (sarvānandamaya-bindu); 3) the individual and universal Self, Śiva and Śakti, the Light (prakāśa) of consciousness and its reflective awareness (vimarśa). [...]”.

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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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