Vidhayini, Vidhāyinī: 1 definition


Vidhayini 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vidhāyinī (विधायिनी) (Cf. Vidhāyin) refers to “she who has achieved”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.6.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogised Goddess Śivā who resided in the womb of Menā:—“O great goddess, O mother of the universe, O achiever of all accomplishments [i.e., sarvasiddhi-vidhāyinī], you alone can carry out the work of the gods. Hence we bow to you always. O you favourably disposed to the devotees, do everything conducive to the happiness of the Gods. You have fulfilled the desire of Menā. Now, you fulfil that of Śiva”.

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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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