Vedagarbha, aka: Vedagarbhā, Veda-garbha; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Vedagarbhā (वेदगर्भा, “Womb of the Vedas”):—One of the names of Mahāsarasvatī (sattva-form of Mahādevī). Mahālakṣmī is one of the three primary forms of Devī. Not to be confused with Lakṣmī, she is a more powerful cosmic aspect (vyaṣṭi) of Devi and represents the guṇa (universal energy) named sattva. Also see the Devī Māhātmya, a Sanskrit work from the 5th century, incorporated into the Mārkaṇḍeya-Purāṇa.

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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vedagarbhā (वेदगर्भा).—A name of Devī. When Devī killed Śumbha and such other Asuras, Indra got pleased with her and praised her as follows:

"āryā, durgā, vedagarbhā, ambikā, bhadrakālī; bhadrā, kṣemyā kṣemakarī, naikabāhū, i praise you." (agni purāṇa, chapter 12).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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-English dictionary

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Vedagarbha (वेदगर्भ).—

1) an epithet of Brahman; कमण्डलुं वेदगर्भः कुशान् सप्तर्षयो ददुः (kamaṇḍaluṃ vedagarbhaḥ kuśān saptarṣayo daduḥ) Bhāg.8.18.16.

2) a Brāhmaṇa versed in the Vedas.

3) Name of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: vedagarbhaḥ (वेदगर्भः).

Vedagarbha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and garbha (गर्भ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vedagarbha (वेदगर्भ).—m.

(-rbhaḥ) 1. Brahma. 2. A Brahman. E. veda the Vedas, and garbha embryo or womb, figuratively for origin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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