Mahantakalpa, Mahāntakalpa, Mahanta-kalpa: 1 definition

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Mahāntakalpa (महान्तकल्प):—One of the ‘special period of time’ (kalpa) associated with the group of eight deities (mātṛ) born from Vahni, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. Vahni is the fourth of the Eight Mahāmātṛs, residing within the Mātṛcakra (third of the five cakras) and represents fire.

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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.

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