Tripurasundari, aka: Tripurasundarī, Tripura Sundari; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

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Tripurasundarī (त्रिपुरसुन्दरी).—Is Lalitā.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 18. 14; 39. 76, 96 ff; 40. 1, 43 ff.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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Tripurasundarī (त्रिपुरसुन्दरी, “Goddess of the three realms”):—The third of the ten Mahāvidyās. She is identified with Ṣoḍaśī, who represents the power of Śiva as the ruler of the three worlds. Ṣoḍaśī symbolizes the light radiating from the three eyes of Śiva to illumine the worlds. The ten Mahāvidyās are the emanations of Mahākālī, the Goddess of time and death. She is depicted as a fearful laughing goddess with four arms entwined with poisonous snakes in her hair. She has three red eyes, a wagging tongue and feaful teeth. Her left foot is standing on a corpse

Source: Wisdom Library: Śāktism
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Tripurasundarī is one of the group of ten goddesses of Hindu belief, collectively called Mahavidyas or Dasha-Mahavidyas. She is the highest aspect of Goddess Adi Shakti Parvati / Durga. Tripurasundari is the primary goddess associated with the Shakta Tantric tradition known as Sri Vidya.The Goddess Who is “Beautiful in the Three Worlds” (Supreme Deity of Srikula systems); the “Moksha Mukuta”.

As Shodashi, Tripurasundari is represented as a sixteen-year-old girl, and is believed to embody sixteen types of desire. Shodashi also refers to the sixteen syllable mantra, which consists of the fifteen syllable (panchadasakshari) mantra plus a final seed syllable. The Shodashi Tantra refers to Shodashi as the "Beauty of the Three Cities," or Tripurasundari.

etymology: Tripurasundarī (त्रिपुरासुंदरी - “Beautiful (Goddess) of the Three Cities”) or Mahā-Tripurasundarī (“Great Beautiful (Goddess) of the Three Cities”), also called Ṣoḍaśi (“Sixteen”), Lalitā (“She Who Plays”) and Rājarājeśvarī (“Queen of Queens, Supreme Ruler”)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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