Dictionary: Shakta Upanishads

Shakta Upanishads Shakta Upanishads are a group of minor Upanishads of Hinduism related to the Shaktism theology of a Goddess (Devi) as the Supreme Being. There are 8 Shakta Upanishads in the Muktika anthology of 108 Upanishads. They, along with other minor Upanishads, are generally classified separate from the thirteen major Principal Upanishads considered to be from the ancient Vedic tradition. The Shakta Upanishads also contrast from other groups of minor Upanishads, such as the Samanya Upanishads which are of a generic nature, the Sannyasa Upanishads which focus on the Hindu renunciation and monastic practice, the Yoga Upanishads related to Yoga, the Shaiva Upanishads which highlight aspects of Shaivism, and the Vaishnava Upanishads which highlight Vaishnavism....

February 15, 2023 · 2 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Mokshopaya

Mokshopaya !Birch bark manuscript of the Utpattiprakaraṇa Moksopaya-S14 The Mokṣopāya or Mokṣopāyaśāstra is a Sanskrit philosophical text on salvation for non-ascetics (mokṣa-upāya: ‘means to liberation’), written on the Pradyumna hill in Śrīnagar in the 10th century AD. It has the form of a public sermon and claims human authorship and contains about 30,000 śloka’s (making it longer than the Rāmāyaṇa). The main part of the text forms a dialogue between Vasiṣṭha and Rāma, interchanged with numerous short stories and anecdotes to illustrate the content....

February 15, 2023 · 6 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Hareshwar Nath Mandir

Hareshwar Nath Mandir name Hareshwar Nath Mandir native_name हरेश्वर नाथ मंदिर native_name_lang Maithili deity Shiva religious_affiliation Hinduism tradition Maithil Hinduism festivals Mahashivratri, Sombari, Narak Niwaran Chaturdashi location Dwalakh, Madhepur, Madhubani district Madhubani state Bihar country India established 1858 AD - 1868 AD founded_by Darbhanga Maharaj Shree Lakshmeshwar Singh Bahadur governing_body Department of Culture, Government of Bihar functional_status Protected Monument of Bihar Hareshwar Nath Mahadev Mandir ( हरेश्वर नाथ महादेव मंदिर ) is an ancient Hindu Lord Shiva temple in the Mithila region) of Bihar at Dwalakh village of Madhubani district....

February 15, 2023 · 2 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Sāmānādhikaraṇya

Sāmānādhikaraṇya The Sanskrit term, Sāmānādhikaraṇyam (Sanskrit:सामानाधिकरण्यम्), generally refers to – ‘identical denotation’, ‘common substratum’ or ‘unity of substratum’. Background In Sanskrit grammar, Sāmānādhikaraṇyam, means appositional or syntactic relationship with agreement in gender, number, etc. Its Tibetan equivalent is gźi mthun ñid. In Hindu philosophy, it is defined as a common reference of two words in an expression each by itself applying to a different object. According to Bhartṛhari, there are two sorts of sāmānādhikaraṇya: one between meanings and the other between words; the former is characterized by the fact that one and the same substance is understood as having different aspects and the latter by the fact that one and the same substance is referred to by different words....

February 15, 2023 · 7 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Tarka-Sangraha

Tarka-Sangraha Tarka-Sangraha is a treatise in Sanskrit giving a foundational exposition of the ancient Indian system of logic and reasoning. The work is authored by Annambhatta and the author himself has given a detailed commentary, called Tarka-Sangraha Deepika, for the text. Annambhatta composed the text as well as the commentary in the second half of 17th century CE. The text of Tarka-sangraha is a small book with about 15 pages only and it was composed to help boys and girls learn easily the basic principles of Nyaya....

February 15, 2023 · 2 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Bhāskara (Bhedabheda Vedanta)

Bhāskara (Bhedabheda Vedanta) Bhāskara (8t-9th v. CE) was an Indian philosopher and proponent of the Bhedabheda school of Vedanta philosophy. He wrote commentaries on the Brahma Sutras, and contested Shankara’s doctrine of māyā). External links The Bhāskara School of Philosophy, by Surendranath Dasgupta From: A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 Andrew J. Nicholson, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Bhedabheda Vedanta

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri name Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri religion Hinduism birth_name Priya Nath Karar birth_date May 10, 1855 birth_place Serampore, Bengal Presidency, British India (Present day in Hooghly district, West Bengal, India) death_date March 9, 1936 death_place Puri, Bihar and Orissa Province, British India literary_works The Holy Science guru Lahiri Mahasaya influenced André Kërr, The Beatles disciples Paramahansa Yogananda Satyananda Giri philosophy Kriya Yoga Sri Yukteswar Giri (also written Sriyuktesvara, Sri Yukteshwar) (Devanagari: श्रीयुक्तेश्वर गिरि ) (10 May 1855 – 9 March 1936) is the monastic name of Priya Nath Karar (also spelled as Priya Nath Karada and Preonath Karar ), an Indian monk and yogi, and the guru of Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Satyananda Giri....

February 15, 2023 · 8 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Umar Alisha

Umar Alisha name Umar Alisha image_size 225px birth_date August 2, 1966 birth_place Pithapuram nationality Indian known_for Social Service, Philanthropist, Sufi Philosopher education Secondary Education R.R.Bh.R High School, Pithapuram, Intermediate: Government Junior College, Rajahmundry, BHMS from Dr Gururaju Government Homeopathic College, Gudivada, title Brahmarishi predecessor Brahmarishi Mohiddin Badsha II spouse Farzana Begum children Hussain Pasha, Azeeza Tabassum parents Brahmarishi Mohiddin Badsha II, Fatima Jahrunnisa Begum website www.uardt.org & www.sriviswaviznanspiritual.org Umar Alisha (born 2 August 1966) is the ninth peetadhipathi of Sri Viswa Viznana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham He became head of this 545-year-old institution on 9 September 1989, succeeding his father, Mohiddin Badusha II....

February 15, 2023 · 3 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Vasudeva Sarvabhauma

Vasudeva Sarvabhauma name Vasudeva Sarvabhauma native_name वासुदेव सर्वभौम birth_place Nabadwip nationality Indian alma_mater Ancient Mithila University occupation Philosopher Professor notable_works Navya Nyaya ( New Logic ) school_tradition Navya Nyaya School of Indian Philosophy institutions Ancient Mithila University Ancient Nabadwip University language Sanskrit era 13th century - 14th century Vasudeva Sarvabhauma ( Sanskrit: ** वासुदेव सर्वभौम ** ) was an Indian Philosopher and a scholar of Nyaya Shastra. He is also known as Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya....

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Gaudapadacharya Math

Gaudapadacharya Math Śrī Sansthāna Gauḍapadācārya Maṭha Shri Gaudapadacharya Statue.jpg Gauḍapāda, the grand guru of Adi Shankara and the first historical exponent of Advaita Vedanta, also believed to be the founder of Śrī Sansthāna Gauḍapadācārya Maṭha. Shri Shivananda Saraswati Swamiji.jpg Present 77th Peetadipathi: Shrimat Shivananda Saraswati Swami Gauḍapādāchārya. Formation About 740 AD Founder Gauḍapāda Religion Hinduism Philosophy Followers Rajapur Saraswat Brahmin (RSB),and Smartha Goud Saraswat Brahmin. Main Math Kavale, Ponda, Goa. Website http://www....

February 15, 2023 · 20 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Vinayakas

Vinayakas The were a group of four troublesome demons who created obstacles and difficulties in Hindu mythology, but who were easily propitiated. One theory of the origin of Ganesha is that he gradually came to prominence in connection with the. In Puranic literature of a much later period the group of four Vināyakas was merged into one definite god named Vināyaka whom Rudra appointed as the “Leader of the Ganas” (Ganapati)....

February 15, 2023 · 3 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Udyotakara

Udyotakara Udyotakara (or Uddyotakara) (c. 6th century CE) was a philosopher of the Nyaya school of Indian philosophy. Subandhu’s mentioned him as the rescuer of the Nyaya. He was a brahmin of Bharadvaja gotra and he belonged to the Pashupata sect. His philosophical treatise, the ’ was written to defend Pakṣilasvāmin Vātsyāyana’s ’ against the criticisms made by Dignaga. See also List of teachers of Nyaya

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum

Dictionary: History of Shaktism

History of Shaktism The roots of Shaktism – a Hindu denomination that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother – penetrate deeply into India’s prehistory. The Devi’s earliest known appearance in Indian Paleolithic settlements is believed to go back more than 8000 years ago. The Badrinath Monastery, dated to about 7000 years ago, and its associated ritual site of Adi Shankara have been well studied. Then came the refinement of her cult in the Indus Valley Civilisaztion...

February 15, 2023 · 24 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Consorts of Ganesha

Consorts of Ganesha !Ganapati1 The marital status of Ganesha varies widely in mythological stories and the issue has been the subject of considerable scholarly review. Several patterns of associations with different consorts are identifiable. One pattern of myths identifies Ganesha as an unmarried brahmacārin with no consorts. Another mainstream pattern associates him with the concepts of Buddhi (intellect), Siddhi (spiritual power), and Riddhi (prosperity); these qualities are sometimes personified as goddesses who are considered to be Ganesha’s wives....

February 15, 2023 · 10 min · TheAum

Dictionary: Jagdamba

Jagdamba !Durga Puja Köln 2009 3 Jagadamba (जगदम्बा) is an epithet used to address a Hindu goddess, primarily applied to Lakshmi and Parvati in literature. Ramcharitmanas !Devi Jagdamba|||Adi Shakti as Jagadamba creates the universe In Ramcharitmanas, a version of the Ramayana by Tulsidas, after Angadha meets Ravana, the latter remarks thus: This translates to: Temples Devi Jagadambi Temple, is a temple dedicated to goddess Parvati at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India. Mahalakshmi Ambabai Temple, is a temple dedicated to goddess Lakshmi in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India Shree Jagadamba Devi Temple in Kasaragod, Kerala, India

February 15, 2023 · 1 min · TheAum