Divyabhava, Divyabhāva, Divya-bhava: 1 definition


Divyabhava 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

Divyabhāva (दिव्यभाव) refers to the “state of the condition of deity” (Cf. Bhāva), according to the Niruttaratantra (quoted by Woodroffe 1973: 241).—The suitable forms of practice or conduct—ācāra—vary in accord with these states [i.e., bhāva]. [...] The third and most developed state is called divya—‘divine’. In this state no outer ritual or practice of any sort is necessary. The adept shares in the condition of deity. The outer practice is accomplished internally. The ritual sex practiced in vīrabhāva, for example, is replaced in divyabhāva by its inner counterpart, the union of Śiva and Śakti.

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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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