Varshanti, Varṣantī: 1 definition


Varshanti 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.

The Sanskrit term Varṣantī can be transliterated into English as Varsanti or Varshanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Varṣantī (वर्षन्ती) (Cf. Varṣat) refers to “raining down”, according to the Kulakaulinīmata 5.88-99.—Accordingly, “The goddess (Tripurabhairavī) is red like vermillion and the Bandhūka flower. [...] One should meditate constantly on the Goddess who, in this form, is in the middle of a Kadamba forest in the midst of the eight (Mothers) Brahmī and the rest (each in their) own (place). A thousand petalled lotus is (above her) on the upper path. (It) rains down [i.e., varṣat] with a great current (of nectar) and is (red) like burning lac. [...]”.

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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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