Siddhakhanda, Siddhakhaṇḍa: 4 definitions


Siddhakhanda 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)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Siddhakhaṇḍa (सिद्धखण्ड) refers to one of the three sections of the Manthānabhairavatantra: a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali with Bhoja Vritti

Siddhakhaṇḍa (सिद्धखण्ड) is the name of a work dealing with the Yoga system of Philosophy. It deals with—Occult powers. By Rāmacandra Siddha. Cf. Buhler’s Guzarat Catalogue. IV.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Siddhakhanda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Siddhakhaṇḍa (सिद्धखण्ड) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—yoga, by Rāmacandra Siddha. B. 4, 6.

2) Siddhakhaṇḍa (सिद्धखण्ड):—[tantric] by Nityanātha Siddha. Oudh. Vii, 6.

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

1) Siddhakhaṇḍa (सिद्धखण्ड):—[=siddha-khaṇḍa] [from siddha > sidh] m. a sort of sugar, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of various works.

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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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