Siddhavidya, Siddhavidyā, Siddha-vidya: 5 definitions


Siddhavidya 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Siddhavidyā (सिद्धविद्या) refers to the “supreme knowledge of Yogic attainment” (that renders a person spiritually efficacious) (and was given by Lakṣmī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.5 (“Kārttikeya is crowned”).—Accordingly, after the Kṛttikās spoke to Kārttikeya: “[...] Then Śiva, the lord of the universe, following the worldly convention delightedly placed Kārttikeya on a beautiful gemset throne. [...] Lakṣmī gave him divine wealth and a great and beautiful necklace. Sāvitrī gave him the entire Siddhavidyā with joy. O sage, the other goddesses too who had come there gave him their respective presents. The Kṛttikās too did the same. [...]”.

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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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[«previous next»] — Siddhavidya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siddhavidyā (सिद्धविद्या).—the doctrine relating to perfect beings.

Siddhavidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms siddha and vidyā (विद्या).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Siddhavidyā (सिद्धविद्या).—f.

(-dā) The ten goddesses of the Tantra Shastra: see mahāvidyā.

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

1) Siddhavidyā (सिद्धविद्या):—[=siddha-vidyā] [from siddha > sidh] f. the doctrine relating to perfected beings, [Pañcarātra]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] form of the Mahā-vidyā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Siddhavidya in German

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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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