Tridhama, Tridhāmā, Tridhāma, Tri-dhama: 3 definitions


Tridhama 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: Puranic Encyclopedia

Tridhāmā (त्रिधामा).—The tenth incarnation of Śiva. At this time Bhṛgu Maharṣi was Vyāsa. (Śiva Purāṇa, Śatarudrasaṃhitā).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tridhāmā (त्रिधामा).—The name of Vyāsa in the tenth Dvāpara; Bhṛgu, the avatar of the Lord;1 heard the Brahmāṇḍa and Vāyu Purāṇas%} from Sārasvata and narrated the former to Śaradvān.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 119; Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 147; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 3. 13.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 4. 61; Vāyu-purāṇa 103. 61.
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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

Tridhāma (त्रिधाम) [=Dhāmatraya?] refers to the “three abodes” (of the universe), according to the commentary on the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Kubjikā is the crooked (energy) of those two (the Sun and the Moon). [...] Or else, (one can say that) she is crooked in all circumstances and (as such) is the Peak seed-syllable AIṂ. Or else (one can say that) she is in a state of oneness [i.e., aikyabhūtā] or, she pervades everywhere in (her) contracted state. She who possesses (all these states and forms of being) is Kubjikā. The universe, consisting of the three abodes [i.e., dhāmatraya], is merged and develops within her residence. This is the description of Kubjikā”.

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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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