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Śrīvidyā is a relatively recent name for a tradition centered on the worship of the goddess Tripurasundarī (see Padoux, 1994, 5, on the modern use of the term Śrīvidyā). Tripurasundarī, or Tripurā, also referred to as Rājarājeśvarī and Lalitā, is conceptualized as the supreme deity, a beautiful and auspicious manifestation of the Great Goddess (Mahādevī). Meditation (dhyāna) verses used…

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Anna Golovkova, “Śrīvidyā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_000319>
First published online: 2012

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