Careshvari, Careśvarī, Cara-ishvari: 1 definition


Careshvari 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.

The Sanskrit term Careśvarī can be transliterated into English as Caresvari or Careshvari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chareshvari.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Careshvari in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Careśvarī (चरेश्वरी) refers to the “mistress of motion”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] The form she bears is desire and, tranquil, (she) is you, Kubjinī the mother of Kula. Mantras originate [samutpannā] from that and so her nature is desire. And as her form is (coiled like an) earring (kuṇḍalī), she is said to be Kubjinī ('bent over'). She is the goddess with two arms and one face, or with many arms and faces. She should be thought of at all times as being in accord with the form of passion (kāmākāra). Established in movement, she is in the midst of movement. The mistress of motion (caleśvarīcareśvarī?), her body is movement. Motion is said to be the wind. She is said to be its mistress”.

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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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