Hridantara, Hṛdantara, Hrid-antara: 1 definition
Hridantara 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.
The Sanskrit term Hṛdantara can be transliterated into English as Hrdantara or Hridantara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Hṛdantara (हृदन्तर) refers to “that which is in the middle of the heart”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (Whereas) she who is the Mother (of the universe) is the supreme Light seen within the heart. There, in the middle (of the heart) [i.e., hṛdantara] one can see (her), the primordial energy, the Transmental. Devoid of all the principles of existence (tattva), she is incomparable and without form. Abiding there, in the centre, one can see the goddess (Kuṇḍalinī) whose form is coiled. Kubjikā is that supreme goddess (parā devī), the first (of all things) in the universe. [...] Full of the Three Principles, she has issued forth in countless modalities”.
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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