Shaktyayudha, Śaktyāyudha, Shakti-ayudha: 2 definitions


Shaktyayudha 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 Śaktyāyudha can be transliterated into English as Saktyayudha or Shaktyayudha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shaktyayudha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Śaktyāyudha (शक्त्यायुध) refers to the “javelin weapon” and is used to describe Khecarī—one of the nine attendants of Goddess Tvaritā, according to the Agnipurāṇa, the Tantrarāja verse 14.15-16 and the Kulakaulinīmata verse 3.82-88.—Accordingly, “1) Huṃravā (She who makes the sound Huṃ) has the form of a lightning flash and, auspicious, holds a thunderbolt weapon (vajrāyudha). 2) Khecarī (the Skyfaring Goddess) has the form of fire and is adorned with a javelin as a weapon [i.e., śaktyāyudha]. 3) Caṇḍā (the Fierce One) holds a staff. She is black (kṛṣṇa) and points (threateningly) at (both) gods and demons. [...]”.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shaktyayudha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śaktyāyudha (ಶಕ್ತ್ಯಾಯುಧ):—[noun] = ಶಕ್ತಿ - [shakti -] 3.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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