Cintamanimahodaya, aka: Cintāmaṇimahodaya, Cintamani-mahodaya; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Cintāmaṇimahodaya (चिन्तामणिमहोदय) or Cintāmaṇimahodayatantra refers to one of the twenty-three Vāmatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Cintāmaṇi-mahodaya-tantra belonging to the Vāma class.

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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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