Icchashakti, Icchāśakti, Iccha-shakti: 6 definitions
Icchashakti 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 Icchāśakti can be transliterated into English as Icchasakti or Icchashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Ichchhashakti.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy
Icchāśakti (इच्छाशक्ति):—Third of the five Śakti to evolve, at saṃhāra (the end of an aeonic destruction). It is also known as Vidyāśakti, because it understand māyā, the objects ushered into existence by the māyā and the distinction of the soul from the above two. It evolved out of a thousandth part of the Ādiśakti. The next Śakti to evolve, out of a thousandth part of this Ādiśakti, is called the Jñānaśakti.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Icchāśakti (इच्छाशक्ति) refers to one of the Śaktis emanting from a thousandth part of Ādiśakti.—For the benefit of the world Śiva conceives a spontaneous idea, which results in the manifestation of śakti from his one-thousandth part. Then comes Parā-śakti, Ādi-śakti, Icchā-śakti and Kriyā-śakti, each succeeding from the 1/1000 part of the preceeding one. Vidyā is the another name of Icchāśakti. whose 1/1000 part is Mūrtasādākhya, in the form of light. On account of nature of the Icchāśakti, it is so called. Mūrta means having Kalā, i.e. form. It is called Divyaliṅga resembles burning fire. On the upper surface of it there is a beautiful face with three eyes etc .Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra
Icchāśakti (इच्छाशक्ति) is used to describe Bhairavī, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 10.7cd-17ab, while describing the worship of Bhairavī and Bhairava]—“[Bhairavī] has the appearance of vermillion or lac. [...] [She is] called Icchāśakti [and she] moves toward union with one’s own will. Having celebrated this form, [the mantrin] thinks of her as Aghoreśī. In all Tantras [this] is taught and secret. It is not made clear. My abode is visible by anyone on earth, [but] difficult to obtain. [...]”.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Icchāśakti (इच्छाशक्ति) refers to:—Desire potency of the Lord. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Icchāśakti (इच्छाशक्ति) refers to the “energy of will” and represents one of the five-fold energy in Kula, according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 1.16-23ab.—Accordingly, “Will (icchāśakti—icchā ... śaktiḥ pañcavidhā), knowledge, action and bliss—the fifth—is said to be Kuṇḍalī. That (reality), which has been explained in many ways, is the five-fold energy in Kula. O fair lady, know that (this) Kula teaching is internal and it pervades the entire universe along with the gods, demons and warlocks”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] resoluteness of the mind; determination; resolution.
2) [noun] (phil.) the Will of the Supreme.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Nijecchashakti.
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Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 208-210 [Śakti shines as Anubhava and Smṛti] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Part 8 - Śiva tattvas and Śakti tattvas < [Philosophy of Kashmir Tantric System]
Part 7 - Mātṛkacakra and the reflection of the universe < [Philosophy of Kashmir Tantric System]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 2.1.340 < [Chapter 1 - The Beginning of the Lord’s Manifestation and His Instructions on Kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtana]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.4.173 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
Verse 2.4.176 < [Chapter 4 - Vaikuṇṭha (the spiritual world)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 57 - Greatness of Varārohā < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 23 - Caturbhujābhiṣeka (Caturbhuja-abhiṣeka) < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Chapter 16 - Efficacy of the Holy Ash (Continued) < [Section 3 - Brāhmottara-khaṇḍa]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - Anubhava-sūtra of Māyideva < [Chapter XXXV - Vīra-śaivism]
Part 3 - Māṇikka-vāchakar and Śaiva Siddhānta < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 1 - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Śiva-mahāpurāṇa < [Chapter XXXVII - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Purāṇas]
Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)