Mahavidya

Updated: 24.10.2011
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Mahāvidyā, Vidyadevi, Vidyadevis, Vidyādevī, म्हाविद्या

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Sanskrit: म्हाविद्या mahāvidyā

In Jainism a group of sixteen godesses of learning, called Mahāvidyās or Vidyādevīs, is worshipped. That group is headed by a Śruta-devī or Sarasvatī which is akin to the Brahmanical concept of the same goddess.

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