Siddhiprada, Siddhi-prada: 4 definitions


Siddhiprada 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

Siddhiprada (सिद्धिप्रद) refers to “one who bestows accomplishments”, 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, “May they, whom I have recollected and are satisfied, accept the vessel of the bali. [...] Accompanied by Śrīnātha, they bestow boons and fame. O god, they bestow gifts and accomplishments [i.e., siddhiprada] to those who are devoted to the teaching and worshipping the teacher and to those engaged in the practice (of consuming) the sacrificial pap”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Siddhiprada in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Siddhiprada (सिद्धिप्रद) refers to “that which bestows supernatural powers”, according to the Jñānaratnāvalī, (p. 268).—Accordingly, “The remaining one is the inferior lokadharmiṇī [initiation], [which] after death [leads the candidate to] the universe he desired. But the inferior [lokadharmiṇī initiation] bestows supernatural powers, starting with the power to become as small as one wishes (aṇimādi-siddhiprada), and the qualities of the deity presiding over the [respective cosmic level], after the purification of the cosmic path up to the level of the universe [the candidate] desires. And even on this desired cosmic level, the cessation of karma is [only] of the unmeritorious part. [...]”

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Siddhiprada (सिद्धिप्रद) refers to “(that which) grants siddhis”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 10.7cd-17ab, while describing the worship of Bhairavī and Bhairava]—“[...] One meditates on [Bhairava] as having equal radiance to snow, jasmine, the moon, or pearls. [...] He is] equal in radiance to yellow orpiment. The Sādhaka remembers Deva, who has the form of icchā, with whatever beautiful [form of the deity the Sādhaka chooses]. [Thus, the Deva] gives [the Sādhaka] the fruits of icchāsiddhi. Any one [of the deity’s] forms bestows, any one beautiful [form] grants Siddhis (siddhipradatādṛksiddhipradaṃ śubham). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Siddhiprada (सिद्धिप्रद):—[=siddhi-prada] [from siddhi > sidh] mfn. granting or promising success, [Caraka]

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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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