Loshtakancana, Loshta-kancana, Loṣṭakāñcana: 1 definition


Loshtakancana 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 Loṣṭakāñcana can be transliterated into English as Lostakancana or Loshtakancana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Loshtakanchana.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Loṣṭakāñcana (लोष्टकाञ्चन) refers to “iron and gold”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—(Cf. Gahvarāntasthā)—Accordingly, “[...] The divine Transmission (krama) should be told (to such a one,) not to (just anybody) one likes. O goddess, one should tell this, in the proper manner, to one for whom pleasure and pain, gold and iron [i.e., loṣṭakāñcana], friend and foe, nectar and poison are the same and, reflecting on the Transmission, observes all the rules of the renouncer. The liberated Kaula (avadhūta) is the best, middling is the householder and the least is the renouncer (naiṣṭhika). This should be told to one who is fit out of all these three; (and) not to any other: this is the Command in the Kula teaching”.

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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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