Shaktyaveshavatara, Śaktyāveśāvatāra, Shaktyavesha-avatara: 3 definitions

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Shaktyaveshavatara 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 Śaktyāveśāvatāra can be transliterated into English as Saktyavesavatara or Shaktyaveshavatara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Śaktyāveśāvatāra (शक्त्यावेशावतार) refers to “empowered incarnation; a living entity who, in submission to Bhagavān, becomes empowered (āveṣa) by Him to act powerfully on His behalf”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Śaktyāveśāvatāra (शक्त्यावेशावतार) refers to:—An incarnation of the Lord invested with a specific transcendental power, or śakti. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Śaktyāveśāvatāra (शक्त्यावेशावतार) or simply Śaktyāveśa refers to “incarnations of empowered living entities”, according to the Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta 2.20.246 (“The Science of the Absolute Truth”).—Accordingly, “There are incarnations that control the material qualities [guṇa-avatāras], incarnations who appear during the reign of each Manu [manvantara-avatāras], incarnations in different millenniums [yuga-avatāras] and incarnations of empowered living entities [śaktyāveśa-avatāras]”.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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