Vidyalakshmi, Vidyālakṣmī, Vidya-lakshmi: 1 definition


Vidyalakshmi 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 Vidyālakṣmī can be transliterated into English as Vidyalaksmi or Vidyalakshmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Vidyālakṣmī (विद्यालक्ष्मी, “Knowledge Lakṣmī”):—One of the eight primary forms of Lakṣmī (aṣṭhalakṣmī), presiding over the knowledge of arts and sciences. She is garbed in white and has four arms; two of which hold two lotuses. The other two hands are in the varada-mudra and abhaya-mudra pose.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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