Bhairavakara, Bhairavākāra, Bhairava-akara: 1 definition
Bhairavakara 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Bhairavākāra (भैरवाकार) refers to the “form of Bhairava”, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Then the places on the sides of the fingers were conjoined (in a ritual gesture). (Once this had been done) the universal bliss that arises by union of (their) embrace, that is, by the clasping together of (their) bodies is Śrīnātha in the form of Bhairava (bhairavākāra), a form which is hard to attain. [...]”.
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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