Dharatattva, Dharātattva, Dhara-tattva: 1 definition


Dharatattva 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)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dharātattva (धरातत्त्व) refers to the “earth principle”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Time is said to extend progressively from the Earth principle [i.e., dharātattva] up to the Equal One (samanā). The sphere of transmigratory existence exists to the extent in which (time) operates. (This) manifold is contained within Māyā and is well sustained by Pure Knowledge (śuddha vidyā—the principle just above Māyā). [...]”.

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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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