Anandashakti, Ānandaśakti, Ananda-shakti: 1 definition



Anandashakti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Ānandaśakti can be transliterated into English as Anandasakti or Anandashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Anandashakti in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ānandaśakti (आनन्दशक्ति) refers to the “energy of bliss” according to the Ambāmatasaṃhitā.—[...] Within the goddess’s Liṅga, Bhairava has become the Point (bindu), that is, the powerful Drop (bindu) of vital seed represented as the Point that is in the centre of the triangular Yoni. This is the inner Command “pervaded by that fierce power of austerity”. It is the energy of bliss (ānandaśakti), which is the goddess’s inner nature. So, as we shall see in greater detail in the following chapter, Bhairava is within the Virgin goddess inside the Liṅga in this form. At the same time, he is also outside the Liṅga praying to the goddess to come out and grace him.

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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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