Shadangavidhi, Ṣaḍaṅgavidhi, Shadanga-vidhi: 2 definitions


Shadangavidhi 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 term Ṣaḍaṅgavidhi can be transliterated into English as Sadangavidhi or Shadangavidhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shadangavidhi in Shaktism glossary
Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta

Ṣaḍaṅgavidhi (षडङ्गविधि) refers to one of the rites performed by the teacher one day before Dīkṣā, an important ritual of Śāktism described in the Śāradātilaka-tantra, chapters III-V.—“... He should perform prānāyāṇa, the mātṛkā-nyāsa and mantra-nyāsa. Thereafter he should perform the ṣaḍaṅgavidhi by placing two hands on the six parts of his body, viz. mind, head, toplock, armour, eyes, and the place where the missile is hung, reciting all this while the six Aṅga-mantras, i.e. hṛdayāya namaḥ, Śirase Svāhā, Śikhāyai vaṣaṭ, Kavacāya huṃ, netrāya vauṣaṭ, and astrāya phaṭ.”

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shadangavidhi in Shaivism glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): (Shaivism)

Ṣaḍaṅgavidhi (षडङ्गविधि) refers to “performing the rite with six factors”, according to the Śivadharmottara: an ancient Sanskrit text dealing with the merit generated by ritual action and methods for attaining rewards after death.—Accordingly, “If [the king] performs this rite [of worshipping the Liṅga] with its six factors (ṣaḍaṅgavidhi) Śiva will show his favour. In both this world and the next he will grant all his desires. So a king who is a devotee of Śiva should worship him in this way. If he does so he will rescue twenty-one generations of his patriline. He will install them in heaven and then go on himself to the eternal domain of Īśvara...”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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