Mahāvidyā

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a name for the goddess Durgā. This name indicates that cause goddess Durgā is the personification of the material energy, she is the source of all material science

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  • Mahavidya — Kali, Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshvari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi, and Kamala. Mahavidyas (Great Wisdoms) or DashaMahavidyas are a group of ten aspects of the Divine Mother or Devi in Hinduism. The Ten Mahavidyas are… …   Wikipedia

  • Mahâvidyâ — Kâlî, Târâ, Shodashî, Bhûvaneshvarî, Bhairavî, Tchinnamastâ, Dhûmavatî, Bagalamukhî, Mâtangî, et Kamalâtmikâ. En hindouisme, les Mahâvidyâ (Grandes Sagesses) ou Dasa Mahâvidyâ (Dix Grandes Sagesses) sont les dix aspects de l ultime divinité… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dasha Mahavidya —    The Mahavidyas (maha great, vidya knowledge) are 10 (dasha) goddesses who are grouped together in various literary, iconographic, and mythical contexts in India. It is a tantric grouping, though some of the goddesses are from a nontantric, nor …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Bagalamukhi — Affiliation Mahavidya Bagalamukhi or Bagala (Devnagari बगळामुखी ),(Bengali বগলামুখী),(Oriya ବଗଳାମୁଖୀ) is one of the ten mahavidyas (great wisdom goddesses) in Hinduism. Bagalamukhi Devi smashes the …   Wikipedia

  • Chhinnamasta — For the village of this name in Nepal, see Chhinnamasta, Nepal. Chinnamasta Chhinnamasta, at a Kali Puja Pandal, Kolkata. Devanagari छिन्नमस्ता Affiliation …   Wikipedia

  • Dhumavati — An early 20th century Rajput painting depicting dark complexioned Dhumavati wearing dark clothes and holding a winnowing basket. She is riding a crow but adorned with jewellery, decorations which are contrary to her traditional description …   Wikipedia

  • Matangi — For the electric multiple units operating in Wellington, New Zealand, see NZR FP class. Matangi Late 19th century lithograph depicting the goddess with a sword, shield, goad and club Goddess of the spoken word and supernatural powers Devanagari… …   Wikipedia

  • Saraswati — This article is about the goddess in Puranic Hinduism and Buddhism. For the Vedic river or river goddess, see Sarasvati River. Saraswati Saraswati by Raja Ravi Varma Devanagari सरस्वती …   Wikipedia

  • Devi — For other uses, see Devi (disambiguation). The conjoined image of three especially popular manifestations of the Hindu Divine Mother: Lakshmi (wealth/material fulfillment), Parvati (Power/love/spiritual fulfillment), and Saraswati (learning and… …   Wikipedia

  • Bhuvaneshvari — In Hinduism, Bhuvaneshvari is the fourth of the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi. According to some Hindu traditions, Bhuvaneshvari, who is known for her beauty, co operates with Shiva in bringing forth from the formless primal light …   Wikipedia

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