Vandyamana, Vandyamāna, Vandya-mana: 1 definition


Vandyamana 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vandyamana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Vandyamāna (वन्द्यमान) refers to “being praised” (by demons and gods), according to the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, after Vṛkṣanātha took food with those belonging to the Cāṇḍāla caste: “[...] Then (having said that), praised (vandyamāna) by all the hosts of demons and gods, he entered the fire (prepared to test him). When he emerged out of the mouth of the fire all the Brahmins residing in the city praised him. O goddess, once he had acquired fame in the Wheel of the Void and quickly and with force made one hundred thousand Brahmins (his disciples) in this way, the leaders of the towns made a sound (of approval) (?). [...]”.

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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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