Homanta, Homānta, Homa-anta: 1 definition


Homanta 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)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Homānta (होमान्त) refers to the “end of the offering”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala verse 2.44.1-3.—Accordingly, “Gone to a cemetery, the hero should repeat 100,000 (mantric) syllables constantly. At the end he should make a tenth the number of fire offerings, as explained before. At the end of the offering [i.e., homānta] to the fire he will have a vision of the goddess in the sacrificial hearth and, along with her, he will fly in the sky where the goddess is Karaṅkinī”.

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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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