Lakini, Lākinī: 7 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
Lākinī (लाकिनी):—Name of one of the eight female deities (yoginīs) of the Yoginīcakra, according to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣa-saṃhita. In other tantric sources, such as the kubjikāmata-tantra, she is identified as Lambakarṇī or Lambikā. She is also mentioned as a similarly positioned yoginī in the Kulārṇava-tantra and the Ṣaṭcakranirūpaṇa where she forms part of a group of six or seven such female deities. The male counterpart of Lākinī is the Bhairava named Caṇḍa, who should be visualized mentally.
Lākinī (and the other eight yoginīs) arise forth from the body of the Bhairava named Saṃvarta, who is described as a furious deity (mahāraudra) with various fearsome characteristics. During worship, She is to be placed in a petal facing south. Lākinī has the head of a vulture (gṛdhra) according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra. She has eight arms and is greedy for flesh and liquor (piśitāsavalampaṭā). Her colour is yellow (pīta).Source: archive.org: Indian Historical Quarterly Vol. 7 (shaivism)
Lākinī (लाकिनी).—The Ḍākinīs, Rākiṇīs, Lākinīs, [Kākinīs?] Śākinīs and Hākinīs are mentioned as the female energies (Śaktis) of the Tantrik deities respectively called Ḍāmeśvaranātha, Rāmeśvaranātha, Lāmeśvaranātha, Kākeśvaranātha, Śāmeśvaranātha, and Hāmeśvaranātha who together with their Śaktis, form mystic groups designated under the mnemonic ḍa ra la ka śa ha. The Lord of Lāmā is here called Lāmeśvara.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Lākinī (लाकिनी).—A śakti.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 20. 15.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Lākinī (लाकिनी) is the name of a Yoginī associated with Pūrṇagiri, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—The main topic of chapter 35 of the Kumārikākhaṇḍa is the projection of the seats into the Six Wheels of the subtle body, each of which is governed by a Yoginī [i.e., Kākinī, Lākinī]. However, although placing them in pairs in each seat implies this simple linear development of the Wheels from the three seats, two by two from each one, the correspondences are soon skewed. Further ahead in chapter 35, the Wheels (cakra) in the body are again presented in relation to the sacred seats. But there, without any apparent reason, the seats have again become the standard four. Moreover, although the text names only four seats, it refers to them as six.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lākinī (लाकिनी):—f. Name of a Tantra goddess, [Catalogue(s)] (cf. ḍākinī).
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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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Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 84 [Gurukrama] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 141 [Pañca-devatākrama Sṛṣṭi] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)