Bhairavicakra, Bhairavīcakra, Bhairavi-cakra: 1 definition


Bhairavicakra 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 Bhairavichakra.

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Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (sculpture)

Bhairavīcakra (भैरवीचक्र).—The worship of Śakti is centered chiefly in mystic circle known as Bhairavi Cakra. It is otherwise called Cakrapūjā, in which there was free and unrestricted use of liquor, meat and woman.

The Kaulācāryās did not observe any restrictions regarding food, drink and caste. In the Bhairavi Cakra where Kaulas gather to worship Śakti, all castes were admitted, meat of every sort excepting perhaps beef was allowed, and every worshipper was required to contract a marriage which was to last to the end of the gathering.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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