Galakasamsthita, Galaka-samsthita, Galakasaṃsthitā, Galakasaṃsthita: 1 definition


Galakasamsthita 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)

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

Galakasaṃsthitā (गलकसंस्थिता) refers to “that which stays around the neck” (i.e., a garland), according to the Kulakaulinīmata 5.88-99.—Accordingly, “The goddess (Tripurabhairavī) is red like vermillion and the Bandhūka flower. [...] A rosary, brilliant like a hundred suns [i.e., śatasūrya-samaprabha], is in the right hand. She makes a fear dispelling gesture with the left and a boon-bestowing one with the right. The garland around her neck [i.e., galakasaṃsthitā] hangs down to her feet. Its form divine and enveloped in blazing flames brilliant like the sun, it looks like red coral. [...]”.

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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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