Antargatalocana, Antargata-locana: 1 definition

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Antargatalocana 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 Antargatalochana.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Antargatalocana (अन्तर्गतलोचन) refers to “having the eyes gone to inward” (in meditation), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 11.1-24ab, while describing the appearance and worship of Tumburu]—“[...] Gāyatrī is a beautiful red color, adorned with one face, sitting in the bound lotus seat, the eye opened in meditation. Sāvitrī is the color white, eyes gone to inward meditation (dhyāna-antargatalocanā). The devī Māyā is dark and four armed [One of her] pair [of arms] hold a great cloth that conceals the world”.

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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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