Garudatantra, aka: Garuda-tantra, Gāruḍatantra; 2 Definition(s)


Garudatantra 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)

Garudatantra in Shaktism glossary... « previous · [G] · next »

Gāruḍatantra (गारुडतन्त्र) refers to one of the four classifications of Tantras belonging to the Śāktāgama or Śāktatantra tradition, according to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana. Śāktāgama represents one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom) and holds the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation.

The Gāruḍa class of Śāktatantras are:

  1. Haratantra,
  2. Hūṅkāratantra,
  3. Bindusāratantra,
  4. Kālāmṛtatantra,
  5. Devatrāsatantra,
  6. Sutrāsatantra,
  7. Śābaratantra,
  8. Kālaśābaratantra,
  9. Pakṣirājatantra,
  10. Śikhāyogatantra,
  11. Śikhāsāratantra,
  12. Śikhāmṛtatantra,
  13. Pañcabhūtatantra,
  14. Vibhāgatantra,
  15. Sūlyabhedavinirṇayatantra,
  16. Kālakāṣṭhatantra,
  17. Kālāṅgatantra,
  18. Kālakūṭatantra,
  19. Paṭadrumatantra,
  20. Kāmbojatantra,
  21. Kambalatantra,
  22. Kuṃkumatantra,
  23. Kālakuṇḍatantra,
  24. Kaṭahakatantra,
  25. Suvarṇarekhatantra,
  26. Sugrīvatantra,
  27. Totalātantra,
  28. Totalottarātantra.
Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)
Shaktism book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of garudatantra in the context of Shaktism from relevant books on Exotic India

General definition (in Hinduism)

Garudatantra in Hinduism glossary... « previous · [G] · next »

Gāruḍatantra (गारुडतन्त्र).—Works associated with the deity Garuḍa (the Lord of Birds and natural enemy of snakes and poison) that are primarily concerned with the cure of snakebite and poisoning through the use of mantras and herbal or mineral remedies, but that also touch on broader medical and religious matters.

Source: ZORA: Gāruḍa Medicine: A History of Snakebite and Religious Healing in South Asia

Relevant definitions

Search found 1588 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Garuḍa (गरुड) is one of the six divisions of sthānaka, one of the nine maṇḍala (postures of the...
Tantra (तन्त्र) refers to a type of ritualistic worship, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.10. T...
Paratantra (परतन्त्र).—mfn. (-ntraḥ-ntrā-ntraṃ) Subservient, obedient, dependant. E. para anoth...
Svatantra (स्वतन्त्र).—a. 1) self-dependent, uncontrolled, independent, self-willed. 2) of age,...
Garuḍāsana (गरुडासन) refers to a type of Āsana (sitting poses), according to Ganapati Stha...
Uttaratantra (उत्तरतन्त्र).—Name of a supplementary section in the medical work of Suśruta. Der...
Mantratantra (मन्त्रतन्त्र).—see अमन्त्र (amantra). Mantratantra is a Sanskrit compound consist...
Garuḍapurāṇa (गरुडपुराण).—One of the eighteen Mahāpurāṇas. This is believed to be a narration t...
Śalyatantra (शल्यतन्त्र) is the name of an Āgama or Tantra mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantr...
Bhūtatantra (भूततन्त्र) refers to one of the four classifications of Tantras belonging to the Ś...
Garuḍavyūha (गरुडव्यूह).—A system of arranging soldiers on the battlefield in the shape of Garu...
The Svacchanda-tantra (Śrīsvacchandatantram) is the official book title of the Svacchanda Ta...
Vātulatantra (वातुलतन्त्र) is the name of an Āgama or Tantra mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatan...
Sarvatantra (सर्वतन्त्र) or Sarvvatantra.—m. (-ntraḥ) A man who has studied the Tantra-Shastras...
Garuḍāgraja (गरुडाग्रज).—m. (-jaḥ) Aruna, the charioteer of the sun. E. garuḍa, and agraja elde...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: