Dakshavartana, Dakṣavartana, Daksha-vartana: 1 definition

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Dakshavartana 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 Dakṣavartana can be transliterated into English as Daksavartana or Dakshavartana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Dakṣavartana (दक्षवर्तन) refers to a “clockwise spiral”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, [while describing the gross form of Navātman called Śabdarāśinavātman]: “(Navātman) has a big body and burns intensely, illumining the sky with (his) radiant energy. [...] The middle (part of his body) is marked by a deep navel and the lotus of the navel is a clockwise spiral (dakṣavartana). [...]”.

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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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