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Vidhūma, aka: Vidhūmā, Vidhuma; 4 Definition(s)

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Vidhūma (विधूम) is the name of a vasu who fell in love with the apsara named Alambuṣā at the Court of Brahmā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 9. After being cursed by Indra, Vidhūma got reborn as Sahasrānīka, the son of King Śatānīka.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’) is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta’s quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas. The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Added: 17.May.2017 | Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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1) Vidhūmā (विधूमा):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Vahni, the third seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (eg. Vidhūmā) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).

2) Vidhūmā (विधूमा):—One of the sixteen yoginīs representing the sixteen petals of the Dūtīcakra. The sixteen petals comprise the outer furnishment, whereupon the abode of the Dūtīs is situated. The Dūtīs refer to the eighty-one “female messengers/deties” of the Dūtīcakra.

Added: 01.Oct.2015 | Wisdom Library: Hinduism - Tantra
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Vidhūma, (& vidhuma) (adj.) (vi+dhūma) “without smoke, ” i.e. passionless, quiet, emancipated S. I, 141 (K. S. : “no fume of vice is his”); Sn. 460 (=kodhadhūma-vigamena v. SnA 405), 1048 (cp. Nd2 576 with long exegesis); Pv IV. 134 (=vigata-micchā-vitakkadhūma PvA. 230). (Page 623)

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vidhūma : (adj.) smokeless; passionless.

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Alambuṣa
Alambuṣā (अलम्बुषा) is the name of an apsara who fell in love with the vasu named Vidhūma at...
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