Malinistava, Mālinīstava, Malini-stava: 1 definition


Malinistava 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

Mālinīstava (मालिनीस्तव) refers to a hymn where Bhairava praises the goddess as the deity who receives the offering of the meat of men who are born with just one to seven lives left before they achieve liberation. According to the Manthānabhairavatantra (Kumārikākhaṇḍa) liberation is attained after seven lifetimes: “This is the divine Kulakrama of the Tradition, that is, the Western Tradition. (It proceeded) from Dakṣa ten thousand one hundred years ago and so all that has been said by Siddhanātha was (uttered) before by Dakṣa. O god, this, the most excellent Krama Current, should not be written in a book. One should known that the transmission (krama), the pure meaning of the doctrine (matārtha), is transmitted verbally. By worshipping (it), one attains liberation within seven lifetimes. [...]”.

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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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