Cakrapuja, Cakrapūjā, Cakra-puja: 2 definitions


Cakrapuja 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 Chakrapuja.

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Cakrapuja in Shaivism glossary
Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)

Cakrapūjā (चक्रपूजा) or “the circle of worshippers” comprises of alternating male and female, with an emphasis upon ritual nudity prominent in both groups. The circle resembles the womb or feminine symbol, which is to enclose and entrap the psychic or pranic energies exuded by the naked, living flesh of the participants.

This Cakrapūjā is also known as yōnipūjā, mostly performed by the Kāyasiddhas, who belongs to the Vāmācāra group.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Cakrapuja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Cakrapūjā (चक्रपूजा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[tantric] Oudh. Xiv, 102.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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