Brahmadaivatya, Brahma-daivatya: 1 definition


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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Brahmadaivatya (ब्रह्मदैवत्य) refers to the God Brahmā, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “The Yoni is in the centre of the genital area. It is made of three lines and three encompassing circles. The god Brahmā [i.e., brahmadaivatya] is in the first. Viṣṇu is said to be in the second and Rudra is in the third. (Thus the energy of the Yoni) is said to consist of three paths (corresponding to three goddesses). The first goddess is Parā. The second one is said to be Aparā and the third, Parāparā. [...]”.

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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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