Tridevajanani, Tridevajananī, Trideva-janani: 1 definition


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Tridevajananī (त्रिदेवजननी) refers to the “mother of the three deities” and is used to describe the Goddess (e.g., Umā/Durgā/Satī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā with devotion:—“[...] thus eulogised by the Gods, the Goddess Durgā, the mother of the universe, the destroyer of impassable distress, appeared in front of them. [...] She was the mother of the three deities (i.e., Tridevajananī), Caṇḍī, Śivā, the destroyer of the distress of all, the mother of all supreme slumber and the redeemer of all her own people”.

Note: She is the mother-goddess of Viṣṇu, Brahmā. and Rudra, the synthetic form of three qualities responsible for the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the universe.

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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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