Kularnavatantra, Kulārṇavatantra, Kularnava-tantra: 4 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaktism)
Kulārṇavatantra (कुलार्णवतन्त्र).—The Kulārṇava is one of the most important Tāntric works. It was composed probably before 11th Century C.E. According to the Kulārṇava, the Kuladharma is the essence of the Vedas. The Kulārṇava says that every woman is born in the kula of the Great Mother and hence she must be regarded as an object of veneration.
It refers to eighteen Śākta-pīṭhas viz.,
- Koṭimudrā ,
- and Gauḍa.
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.
Vedanta (school of philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study
Kulārṇavatantra (कुलार्णवतन्त्र) refers to a leading scripture of the Kaula school of Śāktism focusing on ways to liberation, with chapters on Guru-Śiṣya relationship.
Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Kulārṇavatantra (कुलार्णवतन्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Io. 839. Oxf. 90^b. Paris. (D 13). L. 258. 290. Bik. 592. B. 4, 254. Report. Xxix. Ben. 45. Tu7b. 11. Kāṭm. 12. Pheh. 1. Np. Vii, 50. Kāśin. 32. Oppert. 6729. 6889. Ii, 3399. 4530. Peters. 1, 114. 3, 399. Bp. 275. D 2. Quoted in Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^b, in Śaktiratnākara Oxf. 101^b, in Śāktānandataraṅgiṇī Oxf. 103^b, in Prāṇatoṣiṇī p. 2, by Pūrṇānanda L. 2067, by Gaurīkānta Oxf. 109^b. Kulārṇave Guptāmnāye Īśānasaṃhitā. L. 424.
—Kālikāsahasranāman. Oudh. Xvii, 102.
—Gaṇapatipañcāṅga. Oudh. Xvii, 104.
—Gaṇeśastava. Oudh. Xvii, 102.
—Cakrabhedanirṇaya. Oudh. Xi, 22.
—Durgādakārādisahasranāmastotra. L. 353.
—Durgāsahasranāman. Oudh. Xvii, 94.
—Devīsvarūpastuti. Burnell. 199^b.
—Śāktakrama. Oudh. Xvii, 98.
—Śyāmākavaca. Oudh. Xvii, 102.
—Samayācāra. Oudh. Xvii, 98.
2) Kulārṇavatantra (कुलार्णवतन्त्र):—read Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^a.
3) Kulārṇavatantra (कुलार्णवतन्त्र):—Io. 839. 1048. Peters. 4, 41. Stein 228. Kulārṇave Gaṇeśastavaḥ. Oudh. Xxi, 166.
4) Kulārṇavatantra (कुलार्णवतन्त्र):—Ulwar 2085.
5) Kulārṇavatantra (कुलार्णवतन्त्र):—Cs 5, 14 (inc.). 15 (Ullāsa 2). Il. Whish 42, 1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kulārṇavatantra (कुलार्णवतन्त्र):—[=kulārṇava-tantra] [from kulārṇava > kula] n. idem
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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