Bhagalaya, Bhagālaya, Bhaga-alaya: 1 definition


Bhagalaya 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Bhagālaya (भगालय) refers to the “abode of the Yoni”, according to all three of the basic Kubjikā texts, the Kubjikāmatatantra, Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā and Śrīmatottara.—Accordingly, “Everything generated within the Three Paths [i.e., tripatha-anta-samudbhava] is tranquil and has been placed in the (half-measure consisting of) three measures. Without the Three Paths the maṇḍala of the Yoni does not manifest. Without the Yoni there is no success (niṣpatti) in divine and profane matters. It is present (in all that is) most excellent, middling and the least. The three measures (mātrā) are said to be the Point, Power (śakti) and Sound. The abode, which is the Yoni (bhagālaya), is formed by the union of these three conjoined with the supreme half-measure that is (known as) Praṇava in the Kulāgama. Conjoined with the letters A, U and Ma, this Praṇava is action. [...]”.

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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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