Saumyarupa, Saumyarūpa, Saumyarūpā: 3 definitions

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

Saumyarūpā (सौम्यरूपा) refers to “one who is endless and tranquil”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (The adept) should contemplate that crooked energy. Endless and tranquil (saumyarūpā), it is (the goddess) Ciñcinī (i.e. Kubjikā) who is the Supreme Power and the emanation (sṛṣṭi) (that occurs when) the withdrawal (of phenomenal existence) takes place. [...]”.—(Cf. Mālinīstava)

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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»] — Saumyarupa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saumyarūpa (सौम्यरूप).—[adjective] friendly, mild towards ([genetive]).

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

Saumyarūpa (सौम्यरूप):—[=saumya-rūpa] [from saumya > sauma] mfn. acting kindly towards (with [genitive case]), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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