Kakshaputatantra, Kakṣapuṭatantra, Kakshaputa-tantra: 2 definitions


Kakshaputatantra 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 Kakṣapuṭatantra can be transliterated into English as Kaksaputatantra or Kakshaputatantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Kakṣapuṭatantra (कक्षपुटतन्त्र) is a manual of Tantric practice exclusively dedicated to magical procedures and intended to generate worldly benefits. It was probably compiled around the tenth century CE. Although it is based on the Śaiva tradition, its authorship is traditionally ascribed to Nāgārjuna, one of the most famous Buddhist scholars. Other titles include Kakṣapuṭa, Kacchapuṭa, Kakṣyāpuṭa, Kakṣapuṭasarvasaṃgraha, and Siddhanāgārjuna.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kakṣapuṭatantra (कक्षपुटतन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Paris. (D 252).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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