Divyashakti, Divyaśakti, Divya-shakti: 1 definition


Divyashakti 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 Divyaśakti can be transliterated into English as Divyasakti or Divyashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Divyaśakti (दिव्यशक्ति) refers to “divine energy”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] Having split apart the Meruliṅga and come forth, she moves mountains. She came forth within the heart, her radiant energy extremely intense and very hard to bear. Bhairava was pierced then by an intense descent of the energy (of grace). Penetrated by (that) divine energy [i.e., divyaśakti], the god rolled around on the ground. In this way, when he regained consciousness, Bhairava felt embarrassed. Similarly, when the goddess with a crooked face regained consciousness, she too was embarrassed”.

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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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