Kamarupaka, Kama-rupaka, Kāmarūpaka: 1 definition

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Kamarupaka 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)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kāmarūpaka (कामरूपक) (Cf. Kāmarūpa) is the name of a sacred place classified as a Pīṭha, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The eight seats are the main group of eight groups [i.e., Kāmarūpaka] of eight types of sacred sites. The figure sixty-four is a common ideal number as it is often configured into eight groups of eight.

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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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