Kalimala, Kali-mala: 1 definition

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Kalimala 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kalimala (कलिमल) refers to the “impurity of the Age of Strife”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly:—“Kāmarūpa, beautifully red, the abode of many qualities, is in authority over the principle of the Point. (Present there is) Kāmāvvā, who is passion, and Siddhayogeśvarī, the mother of the fear of the fettered. Navātman is the reality. Uḍḍīśa is the Siddhanātha, adorned with all the qualities and very large, he is the Lord Navātman who removes the impurity of the Age of Strife [i.e., kalimala-haraṇa]. (This seat) is well known as the Mudrāpīṭha. Passionate, it is called Mahocchuṣma to which the three worlds bow, and the cave is called Candra. [...]”.

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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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