Cicchakti, aka: Citśakti, Cit-shakti; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Citśakti can be transliterated into English as Citsakti or Citshakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitshakti.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Citśakti (चित्शक्ति):—“The citśaktis existing in the subtle bodies (usually) journey through the transient world from life to death. Only when in consequence of good deeds individuals acquire true knowledge of God, do these subtle bodies of the jīvas cease to exist, but not before that. Virāj’s gross body, otherwise referred to as brahmāṇḍa, and the other four types of (gross) bodies of the embodied (jīvas viz. yonija, aṇḍaja, svedaja and udbhijja), go to make up my bhautikī creation; and this ends my consideration of creation.” (See the Lakṣmī-tantra 12.45-47, called “The fivefold divine functions”)

Source: Google Books: Lakṣmī Tantra: A Pāñcarātra Text
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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति).—f S (cit & śakti) The perceptive, sentient, or intelligent principle; the intellect or mind.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

citśakti (चित्शक्ति).—f The divine mind as a śakti.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Cicchakti (चिच्छक्ति).—f. mental power, intellectual capacity.

Derivable forms: cicchaktiḥ (चिच्छक्तिः).

Cicchakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms cit and śakti (शक्ति).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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