Hsaum, Hsauṃ: 1 definition


Hsaum 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

Hsauṃ (ह्सौं) refers to a seed-syllable (bīja) associated with Sadāśiva, according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—HSAUṂ is the seed-syllable of Sadāśiva and corresponds to the element Space. This seed-syllable has several variants. The two most common ones are HSŪAUṂ and HSVŪAUṂ, both of which are probably derived from variant ways of pronouncing the basic form of this syllable. Other rare variants are noted in the Ṭīkā. One is HSMRAṂ which is said to have been revealed in the Vidyāsaṅketasūtra. [...] Other variants are HSMVŪAIṂ, HSMVAṂ and HSRŪAUṂ. The latter, called the Bhairavī or Bhairava Vidyā, is the form we find in two places in the Kumārikākhaṇḍa. According to the Śrīmatottara, this praṇava gives all the accomplishments (siddhi) including that of the Skyfarers (khecarīsiddhi). It gives one control of others, attraction, arousal (kṣobha), tranquillity and fulfilment (puṣṭi). In addition, it gives a person the knowledge of how to hear and see for great distances.

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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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