Lambikacakra, Lambikācakra, Lambika-cakra: 1 definition


Lambikacakra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Lambikachakra.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Lambikacakra in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Lambikācakra (लम्बिकाचक्र) or Lambikā is the name of the Wheel (cakra) associated with Candra, 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 layout in chapter 11 of the Kumārikākhaṇḍa, although similar, is not the same as the one in chapter 35. In the latter, the systems of Wheels [i.e., lambikā] and sacred seats are simply juxtaposed. Just as the seats are described without reference to the Wheels, the Wheels are also treated independently of them. Thus, somewhat clumsily, after describing the seats essentially as Wheels (although it declares that they are seats) the text proceeds in chapter 35 to outline the Six Wheels.

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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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