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Chariot 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)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)
Chariots are involved in the worship of the Goddess, and formed a part of the Navarātra Tantric ritual (an autumnal festival of the warrior goddess Caṇḍikā).—Nine wooden shrines to be built on the Eighth lunar day (mahāṣṭamī), and the goddess is to be installed in a gold or silver image, in a sword or in a trident; worship involves chariot and palanquin processions.—Various 8th century sources refer to such rituals involving chariots, for example: Devīpurāṇa, Kālikāpurāṇa, Kṛtyakalpataru, Durgābhaktitaraṅgiṇī, Durgāpūjātattva, Durgāpūjāviveka, Bhadrakālīmantravidhiprakaraṇa in Sanderson (2007); account of the Durgā Pūjā in Kelomal, West Bengal (Nicholas 2013).
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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Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 33 - Chariots, Infantry and the Duties of the Commander-in-Chief < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 5 - The Distinctive Array of Troops < [Book 10 - Relating to War]
Chapter 4 - Buildings within the Fort < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
The Chariots Of Navgrahas < [Astrology In Garuda Purana]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 35 - The Procedure of Preserving the Chariot < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 25 - The Construction and Installation of the Chariot of the Lord < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 33 - The Chariot-Procession Called Guṇḍicā Yātrā < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 247 - Rukmiṇī’s Abduction < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 5 - War Between Gods and Demons < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 41 - Rukmāṅgada Is Defeated by Puṣkala < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]