Kulashta, Kulāṣṭa, Kula-ashta: 2 definitions
Kulashta 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 Kulāṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Kulasta or Kulashta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Kulāṣṭa (कुलाष्ट) [=Aṣṭakula, Kulāṣṭaka?] refers to the “eight Kulas (of the Mothers)”, according to the Jayadrathayāmala 3.16.14-15.—Accordingly, “The arising of the supreme energy takes place in the Kula which is consciousness and the supreme abode. She is Bhāsā who is the fourfold transformation of Speech (vāgvivartinī) and illumines everything. She is eternal (nityā), innate, subtle and unfolds the eight Kulas (of the Mothers) (kulāṣṭa-pravijṛṃbhikā)”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kulasta (ಕುಲಸ್ತ):—[noun] = ಕುಲಸ್ಥ [kulastha]3.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kulashtaka, Kulashtami.
Full-text: Pravijrimbhika, Ashtakula.
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