Kalpayitva, Kalpayitvā, Kalpa-yitva: 1 definition


Kalpayitva 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)

[«previous next»] — Kalpayitva in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kalpayitvā (कल्पयित्वा) refers to “having conceived”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly: “[...] Having seen and conceived (kalpayitvā) (my) own Śakti and become blissful (thereby), (my) radiance, consisting of (both) Kula and Akula, is the fire offering of divine energy which is Akula that has gone forth (projected out from the) Bliss (of our union) along the Path of the Void. (Thus) Mitranātha, whose qualities resemble mine, and is (my) incarnation, attained birth (here) below. His Śakti is beyond measure and intent on (the practice of) vow and discipline, her body is born of the (primal, universal) cause”.

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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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