Mahapretasana, Mahāpretāsana, Mahapreta-asana: 1 definition


Mahapretasana 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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Mahāpretāsana (महाप्रेतासन) refers to a “great ghost as a seat”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Śikhānātha should be worshipped in the middle on the Great Ghost as (his) seat [i.e., mahāpretāsana]. He bestows accomplishment (when this is done) with all one's being and with an intention free of thought. The essence of supreme bliss is considered to be the supreme state (bhāva) of the all-pervasive lord. The (liberated) state of flight arises by means of this Kramayoga.

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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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