Ishvarigranthi, Īśvarīgranthi, Ishvari-granthi: 1 definition
Ishvarigranthi 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 Īśvarīgranthi can be transliterated into English as Isvarigranthi or Ishvarigranthi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Īśvarīgranthi (ईश्वरीग्रन्थि) refers to the “Knot of Īśvarī” and represents one of the “sixteen knots” (granthi), according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(1) The Knot called Ananta, which is HAṂSA, should be placed (on the body). It is at the middle toe of the sixteen parts (of the body).The Knot of Time is below the ankle. [...] (15) Īśvarī [i.e., īśvarīgranthi] is in the cavity (between) the eyebrows and (16) the one called Sadāśiva (sādākhyā) is in the Sound (nāda). And Vāgbhava (AIṂ) is above the Triple Fort (trikoṭi). [...]”.
The sixteen Knots [i.e., īśvarīgranthi] are parts of the goddess’s body. Accordingly, they are projected into the adept’s body to transform it into the Triple Fort, that is, the triangular body of the goddess replete with the energies of the sacred seats. She is both with form, consisting of the letters and mantras, and without form as the Transmental (manonmanī) energy of the god.
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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