Dvipantara, Dvīpāntara, Dvipa-antara: 1 definition


Dvipantara 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Dvipantara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Dvīpāntara (द्वीपान्तर) refers to “that which exists on an island”, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya (verse 1.1-2).—Accordingly, “The supremely pure Siddhanātha, who is all things, resides in the womb in the calyx of the lotus of the consciousness of the divine Sun. He brought down onto the Island of the Moon (candra-dvīpāntara) in the middle of the great ocean the supreme light of the consciousness of Ciñciṇī. I salute the venerable Kubjikā of the tradition of the Western Transmission who has emerged from the midst of that, piercing through the great Kula, within the worlds in the sky of the divine firmament, devouring (all things from) within the cavity of the circle of the lower worlds”.

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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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