Dikshakarma, Dīkṣākarma, Diksha-karma: 1 definition


Dikshakarma 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 Dīkṣākarma can be transliterated into English as Diksakarma or Dikshakarma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dīkṣākarma (दीक्षाकर्म) refers to the “rite of initiation”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, “[...] Āṇava is said to be (brought about) by the mantras applied through the process (krama) of uttering the letters (that constitute them). In this way, O fair-faced one, in the future, in (the course of) the a eons, great (kalpa) and small (manvantara), the rite (karman) of initiation will be of three types. The rite of initiation [i.e., dīkṣākarma] in the Kula tradition (āmnāya) will take place during (the various) ages (yuga) and (varies) according to the nature of (each) age, and (will be imparted) through the line (krama) of teachers and disciples by means of insights (vijñāna) (outwardly apparent) as the signs of attainment (pratyaya)”.

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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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