Dakshinatantra, Dakṣiṇatantra, Dakshina-tantra: 1 definition



Dakshinatantra 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 Dakṣiṇatantra can be transliterated into English as Daksinatantra or Dakshinatantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dakshinatantra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)

Dakṣiṇatantra (दक्षिणतन्त्र) refers to one of the four classifications of Tantras belonging to the Śāktāgama or Śāktatantra tradition, according to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana. Śāktāgama represents one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom) and holds the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation.

The Dakṣiṇa class of Śāktatantras are:

  1. Svacchandabhairavatantra,
  2. Caṇḍabhairavatantra,
  3. Krodhabhairavatantra,
  4. Unamattabhairavatantra,
  5. Aṣṭāṅgabhairavatantra,
  6. Rudrabhairavatantra,
  7. Kapālīśatantra,
  8. Samuccayatantra,
  9. Ghoratantra,
  10. Ghoṣaṇatantra,
  11. Niśāsañcāratantra,
  12. Durmukhatantra,
  13. Bhīmāṅgatantra,
  14. Ḍāmararāvatantra,
  15. Bhīmatantra,
  16. Vetālamardanatantra,
  17. Uccuṣmatantra,
  18. Vāmatantra,
  19. Kapālatantra,
  20. Bhairavatantra,
  21. Puṣpatantra,
  22. Advayatantra,
  23. Triśīratantra,
  24. Ekapādatantra,
  25. Siddhayogīśvaratantra,
  26. Pañcāmṛtatantra,
  27. Prapañcatantra,
  28. Yoginījālaśambaratantra,
  29. Viśvavikaṇṭhatantra,
  30. Jhaṅkātantra,
  31. Tilakodyānabhairavatantra.
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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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