Siddhasevita, Siddha-sevita: 3 definitions


Siddhasevita 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Siddhasevita (सिद्धसेवित) refers to “that which is attended upon by Siddhas”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(Kubjikā’s) iconic form is threefold (according to whether it is) in (the transmission) of the Child, Middle One or the Aged. [...] The face of the goddess Parā is on top of the heads and shines auspiciously. It is white as milk, beautiful and shines like millions of moons. It exudes a current of nectar and is endowed with the eighteenth energy (of the Moon). The second one is the upper face. It is the Void called Mālinī. It is white and is venerated, part by part, by (both) the gods and demons. The third one is the eastern face. White, it is distraught with anger. Attended by Siddhas and Yoginīs [i.e., siddhasevitasiddhayoginisevitam], it is called Siddhayogeśvarī. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Siddhasevita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Siddhasevita (सिद्धसेवित):—[=siddha-sevita] [from siddha > sidh] m. ‘honoured or worshipped by Siddhas’, Name of a form of Bhairava or Śiva (= baṭuka-bhairava), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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