Kriyashakti, aka: Kṛyāśakti, Kriya-shakti, Kriyāśakti; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Kṛyāśakti and Kriyāśakti can be transliterated into English as Kryasakti or Kriyashakti or Kriyasakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kṛyāśakti (कृयाशक्ति):—Last of the five Śakti to evolve, at saṃhāra (the end of an aeonic destruction). It is also known as Nivṛttiśakti, because it produces the faculty in souls of the enjoyment of karmas (good and bad actions). It evolved out of a thousandth part of the Jñānaśakti.Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Kriyāśakti (क्रियाशक्ति) refers to one of the Śaktis emanting from a thousandth part of Jñānaśakti.—For the benefit of the world Śiva conceives a spontaneous idea, which results in the manifestation of śakti from his one-thousandth part. Then comes Parā-śakti, Ādi-śakti, Icchā-śakti and Kriyā-śakti, each succeeding from the 1/1000 part of the preceeding one. Nivṛtti is another name for Kriyāśakti, whose 1/1000 part forms the Karmasādākhya. This is in the form of Liṅga, which embodies Nāda and Bindu is the Liṅga, on account of the presence of Karma and action, brings into existence of the universe, and at the end of the Karma dissolves it.Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kriyāśakti (क्रियाशक्ति).—f. the power of god (in creating this world).
Derivable forms: kriyāśaktiḥ (क्रियाशक्तिः).
Kriyāśakti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kriyā and śakti (शक्ति).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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