Akrishti, aka: Ākṛṣṭi; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Ākṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Akrsti or Akrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Ākṛṣṭi (आकृष्टि) or Ākṛṣṭa or Ākarṣaṇa refers to “attracting others” and represents a ritual that is accomplished by performing mantrasādhana (preparatory procedures) through japaprakāra, reciting a mantra in a specific manner, according to the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 1.48, “ One should recite a mantra using the thumb and ring finger for the best rituals; using the thumb and middle finger for the ākṛṣṭa (syn. ākarṣaṇa, attracting others) ritual”.

Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Ākṛṣṭi (आकृष्टि).—f.

1) Attraction (in general).

2) Attraction, gravitation (in astr.); आकृष्टिशक्तिश्च मही तया यत् खस्थं गुरु स्वाभिमुखं स्वशक्त्या । आकृष्यते तत्पततीव भाति समे समन्तात् क्व पतत्वियं खे (ākṛṣṭiśaktiśca mahī tayā yat khasthaṃ guru svābhimukhaṃ svaśaktyā | ākṛṣyate tatpatatīva bhāti same samantāt kva patatviyaṃ khe) || Golādh.1.

3) Drawing or bending of a bow; ज्या° (jyā°) Amaru.1.

4) (Tantric texts) Attracting an absent person by a magic formula.

Derivable forms: ākṛṣṭiḥ (आकृष्टिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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.

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