Spandamana, Spandamāna: 3 definitions

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Spandamana 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)

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

Spandamāna (स्पन्दमान) refers to “perpetual pulsation”, according to the Tantrāloka.—Accordingly, “Creation and absorption rest in this way together in the vital breath (prāṇa). This (rests) in cognitive consciousness (saṃvit) and that in pure consciousness (cinmātra) free of objectivity. And pure consciousness is the goddess who is Parā and the Supreme Goddess (Parameśvarī). She is the thirty-eighth principle, the Heart that is beyond the supreme. Therefore the essence of cognitive consciousness is, by its very nature, this (perpetual) pulsation (spandamāna)”.

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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»] — Spandamana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Spandamāna (स्पन्दमान).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Throbbing, beating. 2. Going. E. spadi to beat, śānac aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Spandamāna (स्पन्दमान):—[(naḥ-nā-naṃ) p.] Throbbing; going.

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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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