Kamakalarupa, Kāmakalārūpa, Kāmakalārūpā, Kamakala-rupa: 1 definition


Kamakalarupa 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Kāmakalārūpā (कामकलारूपा) refers to “she who embodies the energy of the passion (of the union of Śiva and Śakti)”, according to the Lalitāsahasranāma.—Lalitā’s thousand names are eulogized in the Lalitāsahasranāma, describing the goddess’s spiritual beauty on the analogy of physical, sensuous beauty. [...] As this divine passion itself (kāmarūpiṇī) (796), she embodies the energy of the passion of the union of Śiva and Śakti (kāmakalārūpā) (322). Indeed, the whole of her blissful being is symbolized by the spiritual sexuality of absolute existence through the play of the union of opposites. She is also concretely present in its microcosmic equivalent. Like Kubjikā, Lalitā resides in the fertile male seed (śukra) as its vital energy (ojas). Thus she may be worshipped there, in the vital seed, when it is produced in spiritual intercourse.

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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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