Sudamini, Sudāminī: 4 definitions

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Sudamini 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sudāminī (सुदामिनी).—Wife of Śamīka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 24. 44.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sudāminī (सुदामिनी) was a practicioner of magical] sciences, according to the Mālatīmādhava written by Bhavabhūti (born about 680 CE).—[...] Kapālakuṇḍalā, a female pupil of Aghoraghaṇṭa who was present, seeks to avenge her teacher by abducting Mālatī when an opportunity arises later.... Kapālakuṇḍalā carries Mālatī off to Śrīparvata... with the intention of inflicting a painful death on her there. Sudāminī is at Śrīparvata, however, where she has completed her mastery of the [magical] sciences. Her powers enable her to know what is happening and she intercepts Kapālakuṇḍalā and rescues Mālatī, bringing the heroine back (through the air) to Padmāvatī.

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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

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

Sudāminī (सुदामिनी):—[=su-dāminī] [from su > su-tanaya] f. Name of the wife of Śamika, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sudamini 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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