Krishnavarnaka, Kṛṣṇavarṇaka, Krishna-varnaka: 1 definition


Krishnavarnaka 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 Kṛṣṇavarṇaka can be transliterated into English as Krsnavarnaka or Krishnavarnaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Kṛṣṇavarṇaka (कृष्णवर्णक) refers to “that which has a dark-blue color”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, [while describing the visualized form of Navātman Bhairava]: “[...] Navātman’s mind is blissful with his own energy and he is delighted by the bliss of (spiritual) wine. [...] The first face is white. A red face is above it. Above that is a yellow face. (The face) on the right is dark blue (kṛṣṇavarṇaka). Above it is a grey face and above that a blue face. (The face) on the left is yellow and red. (The face) above it is brown and red. (The face) after that (above it) is white and red. The colour of mercury, it is very brilliant. The brown face is fierce with jagged teeth and (its) eyes are red. [...]”.

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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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