Kubjirupa, Kubjīrūpā, Kubji-rupa: 1 definition

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kubjīrūpā (कुब्जीरूपा) refers to “she who is bent over”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “(Kubjikā) is the colour of (dark) blue collyrium. She is bent over (kubjīrūpā) and has a large belly. She has six faces and twelve arms. She is adorned with snakes, bones and gems. Raudrī (i.e. Kubjikā) wears a garland of severed heads and has a fierce gaping mouth with protruding teeth. The goddess has eighteen eyes and (her) hair is tied up in the barbarian style”.

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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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