Kalakarshini, Kālakarṣiṇī, Kala-karshini: 1 definition
Kalakarshini 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 Kālakarṣiṇī can be transliterated into English as Kalakarsini or Kalakarshini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Kālakarṣiṇī (कालकर्षिणी) (cf. Kālasaṃkarṣiṇī) refers to a from of Kālī.—According to the Manthānabhairavatantra the form of Kālī who was born in the house of the Himavat was Kālakarṣiṇī. When she entered the Western House she became Saṃvartā—Kubjikā, the Goddess of the Doomsday Fire. But we shall see that here these Vaiṣṇava associations are provisional. They operate only so long as the condition of ignorance prevails. When the time comes for the god to receive the liberating Command, the scenario reverts to the original Śaiva Kaula one, although it has been reformed and elevated by its passage through its Vaiṣṇava permutation.
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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