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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 for the vis…

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Golovkova, Anna, “Śrīvidyā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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