Antaracarini, Antaracāriṇī, Antara-carini: 1 definition


Antaracarini 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Antaracharini.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Antaracāriṇī (अन्तरचारिणी) (Cf. Antaracārin) refers to “she who moves within”, 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, “(Kubjikā’s) iconic form is threefold (according to whether it is) in (the transmission) of the Child, Middle One or the Aged. [...] She is said to be a short vowel at the beginning and appears to be slightly bent. She is dark blue like the petal of a blue lotus and is covered with the ashes of heroes. She has six faces and aspects. As the power of consciousness, she moves within [i.e., cicchakti-antaracāriṇī]. She sees with her eighteen round eyes. She has twelve arms and is adorned with many garlands. She sits on a ghost as her throne and is adorned with many ornaments. She is mounted on the Kula teaching of thousands of millions of Kulas. The teaching concerning her body is said to be hard to acquire even by the gods. [...]”.

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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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