Kulagama, Kula-agama, Kulāgama: 1 definition



Kulagama 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.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kulāgama (कुलागम) refers to the “Kula scripture”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, as the Goddess (i.e., Khageśī) said to the God (i.e., Bhairava), “If you are my friend [i.e., mitratva], recall what was previously agreed. And so tell (me) the liturgy (krama) and * *, having known (it), the Kula scripture [i.e., kulāgama]. O goddess, tell me (about) the offerings, the sacrificial substances of the Siddhas and the Kula liturgy. To you belongs the glory (while) I am a worshipper of the transmission (krama). [...]”.

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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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