Kalasankarshini, Kālasaṅkarṣiṇī, Kālasaṃkarṣiṇī, Kalasamkarshini: 1 definition

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Kalasankarshini 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 terms Kālasaṅkarṣiṇī and Kālasaṃkarṣiṇī can be transliterated into English as Kalasankarsini or Kalasankarshini or Kalasamkarsini or Kalasamkarshini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kalasankarshini in Shaktism glossary
Source: Kamakoti Mandali: The Yoginis of Narasimha Vyuha

Kālasaṅkarṣiṇī (कालसङ्कर्षिणी) refers to one of the various Nṛsiṃha Yoginīs or Śaktis created for the purpose of pacifying the Rudraśaktis.—Accordingly, [...] Rudra meditated on Mahānṛsiṃha. Pleased with Rudra’s prayers, Narasiṃha created four Vyūhaśaktis [Vāgīśvarī, Mahāmāyā, Bhagamālinī and Atibhadrakālī=Śuṣkarevatī]. The Lord created a group of Nṛsiṃha Yoginīs [viz., Kālasaṅkarṣiṇī] to accompany the three main Śaktis. All of them, under the command of Śuṣkarēvatī, attacked the Rudraśaktis, subdued them and pacified them to attain benevolence.

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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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