Adharacakra, Ādhāracakra, Adhara-Cakra: 8 definitions
Adharacakra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Adharachakra.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Ādhāracakra (आधारचक्र).—Into this Hari enters.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 12. 17.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
1) Ādhāracakra (आधारचक्र) refers to the “wheel of the foundation”, according to the Kulakaulinīmata.—Accordingly, “[...] Having emerged from the Wheel of the Foundation (ādhāracakra) (she), like a circle of lightning flashes, illumines the sixfold (ṣaḍvidha Transmission) and encircles the (entire) universe. She, having become dense and extensive, fills it with (her) rays”.
2) Ādhāracakra (आधारचक्र) or simply Ādhāra refers to “foundation” and represents one of the “sixteen stations of the ascent of kuṇḍalinī” according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (1) The Foundation (ādhāra—ādhāracakra—ādhāraṃ prathamaṃ cakraṃ) (at the base of the spine) is the first Wheel (brilliant and coloured) like red lac. There, in the middle, is the one called Haṃsa, (shining white) like a multitude of moons. [...] (Perfect) contemplation (samādhi) is with (these) sixteen aspects and is (attained) within the form of the sixfold deposition (ṣoḍhānyāsa). He who knows this is (a veritable) Lord of Yogis, the others (who do not) are (just) quoting from books. Once attained the plane that is Void and Non-void, the yogi is freed from bondage”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ādhāracakra (आधारचक्र).—n S In Hindu poetical anatomy. The base cakra, the hypogastric and pubic region. See cakra.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ādhāracakra (आधारचक्र).—Name of a mystical circle on the posterior part of the body; Rasikaramaṇa.
Derivable forms: ādhāracakram (आधारचक्रम्).
Ādhāracakra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ādhāra and cakra (चक्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ādhāracakra (आधारचक्र):—[=ā-dhāra-cakra] [from ā-dhāra > ā-dhṛ] n. Name of a mystical circle on the posterior part of the body, [Rasikaramaṇa]
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Ādhāracakra (ಆಧಾರಚಕ್ರ):—[noun] = ಆಧಾರ - [adhara -] 8.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 126 [Cidambaragatā Śakti’s four forms in Gross body] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 10 - The Circulatory and the Nervous System < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 14 - The Path of Devotion and the Method of Meditation < [Book 11 - Eleventh Skandha]
Chapter 12 - The Performance and Renunciation of Prescribed Karmas < [Book 11 - Eleventh Skandha]
Chapter 27 - The Yoga of Active Service < [Book 11 - Eleventh Skandha]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 254 - Tāṇḍava Dance of Śaṅkara < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 41 - The Path of Yoga < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Serpent Power (Kundalini-shakti), Introduction (by Arthur Avalon)