Karmashatka, Karmaṣaṭka, Karma-shatka: 1 definition


Karmashatka 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 term Karmaṣaṭka can be transliterated into English as Karmasatka or Karmashatka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra

Karmaṣaṭka (कर्मषट्क) is also known as ṣaṭkarman, mentioned in both Hindu and Buddhist tantras, represents a variety of rituals that aim for mundane attainments. The set of six generally consists of:

  1. Śānti (expelling evil),
  2. Vaśya (controlling others),
  3. Stambhana (immobilizing others),
  4. Uccātana (extirpating enemies),
  5. Vidveṣa (provoking enmity),
  6. Māraṇa (killing others).
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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