Aşţacandī

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Asţacandi, AsţacandI, Ashţacandi


  1. the eight Candīs
  2. the group of eight tāntrik male deities who are the emanations, aspects and companions of the Mother Goddess, namely: Mańgalā, Vimalā, Sarvamańgalā, Kālī, Ratrikālikā, Vikaţā, Kāmākhyā and Bhavānī (T. Śāstra).