Trimarga, Trimārgā, Tri-marga: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Trimārga (त्रिमार्ग) (also Trimātra) refers to the “three measures”, according to all three of the basic Kubjikā texts, the Kubjikāmatatantra, Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā and Śrīmatottara.—Accordingly, “Everything generated within the Three Paths is tranquil and has been placed in the (half-measure consisting of) three measures [i.e., trimārga-vihita]. Without the Three Paths the maṇḍala of the Yoni does not manifest. Without the Yoni there is no success (niṣpatti) in divine and profane matters. It is present (in all that is) most excellent, middling and the least. The three measures (mātrā) are said to be the Point, Power (śakti) and Sound. The abode, which is the Yoni (bhagālaya), is formed by the union of these three conjoined with the supreme half-measure that is (known as) Praṇava in the Kulāgama. Conjoined with the letters A, U and Ma, this Praṇava is action. [...]”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Trimārgā (त्रिमार्गा) refers to the river Gaṅgā (Ganges) [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] Just as a lamp in the house is praised by leaping flames of brilliance, just as the path of the good by the Gaṅgā [i.e., trimārgātrimārgayeva], so also the lord of mountains was respected on account of Pārvatī. During her childhood, the goddess played frequently on the sandy banks of the Gaṅgā in the middle of her playmates with balls and dolls. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trimārgā (त्रिमार्गा).—the Ganges; त्रिमार्गयेव त्रिदिवस्य मार्गः (trimārgayeva tridivasya mārgaḥ) Ku.1.28.

Trimārgā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and mārgā (मार्गा).

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

Trimārga (त्रिमार्ग).—I. the three worlds, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 45, 40 Gorr. Ii. f. , three roads.

Trimārga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and mārga (मार्ग).

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

1) Trimārga (त्रिमार्ग):—[=tri-mārga] [from tri] in [compound] = -patha

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. with 3 ways, [Dhyānabindu-upaniṣad 17]

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Trimarga 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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