Bindustha, Bindu-stha: 1 definition


Bindustha 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

Bindustha (बिन्दुस्थ) refers to “that which is in the Point”, 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, “[...] The Seat of Gesture is the Lord of the Elephants (i.e. KHPHREṂ), the pure Cave of the Moon that has fashioned itself in Kāmarūpa. Above is the seat Trisrota that generates the bliss of the teaching. It is the half-measure of the Seed of Sound (HSAUṂ). The seat of Meru is in the Point [i.e.,  bindustha]. It is power, the seed of bliss (AIṂ), which is the mouth of the Lotus of Kula. There is the Divine Current divine, that of the seats and above that the entire Current of the Siddhas and the Current of Kula. The Current of the Teachers is in Candrapurī, and the authority is in Koṅkaṇa at the beginning of the Age of Strife. It is this Tradition that is present in the three lineages. I bow constantly to (this) maṇḍala made of six parts)”.

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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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