Shushkarevati, Śuṣkarevatī: 5 definitions

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Shushkarevati 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 Śuṣkarevatī can be transliterated into English as Suskarevati or Shushkarevati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shushkarevati in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Śuṣkarevatī (शुष्करेवती):—Sanskrit name of one of the thirty-two female deities of the Somamaṇḍala (second maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra) according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. These goddesses are situated on a ring of sixteen petals and represent the thirty-two syllables of the Aghoramantra. Each deity (including Śuṣkarevatī) is small, plump and large-bellied. They can assume any form at will, have sixteen arms each, and are all mounted on a different animal.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Shushkarevati in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Śuṣkarevatī (शुष्करेवती).—(Suṣkā)—created by Vāsudeva for vanquishing the Asuras by name Andhakas at the request of Rudra; she drank their blood and destroyed the whole lot; aided Nṛsimha in creating further mother goddesses to overpower the mātṛ gaṇa of Rudra;1 will grant children if worshipped.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 179. 36. 65.
  • 2) Ib. 179. 85.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Shushkarevati in Shaktism glossary
Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha

Śuṣkarevatī (शुष्करेवती) is the name of a Nārasiṃhīśakti created in order to kill the Andhaka demons.—Though these Rudraśaktis continued to drink the blood of the demons, Andhakas continued to appear and began attacking Rudra from all directions. At this point, he sought refuge under the lotus feet of Mahānṛsiṃha. Overcome with compassion at the plight of Śaṃbhu, Mahāsaṅkarṣaṇa created a Nārasiṃhīśakti named Śuṣkarevatī. Within a second, this ferocious Śakti drank and dried the blood of the demons, who were then killed by Rudramūrti.

Śuṣkarevatī is later identified as Atibhadrakālī, created as the fourth Vyūhaśakti from Narasiṃha’s bones

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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»] — Shushkarevati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śuṣkarevatī (शुष्करेवती):—[=śuṣka-revatī] [from śuṣka > śuṣ] f. Name of a female demon inimical to children, [Matsya-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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