Goshruti, aka: Gośruti; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Gośruti can be transliterated into English as Gosruti or Goshruti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Gośruti (गोश्रुति) is the name of a sacred site (pīṭha) to be assigned to the testicles (kanda) during the pīṭhavidhi (‘ritual of sacred sites’) according to the Tantrāloka chapter 29. This chapter of the Tantrāloka by Abhinavagupta expounds details regarding the Kula initiation ritual. Kula or Kaula is a specific tradition within Śaivism, closely related to Siddhānta and Śaktism. In the Jñānārṇava-tantra it is also mentioned as a pīṭha and is also called Kolvagiri.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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