Matrikarnava, Mātṛkārṇava, Matrika-arnava: 5 definitions



Matrikarnava 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 Mātṛkārṇava can be transliterated into English as Matrkarnava or Matrikarnava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Mātṛkārṇava (मातृकार्णव) refers to the “ocean of the mothers”.—The most common and indeed the most basic identification of the Triangle is as the Goddess’s Yoni. It is sometimes referred to as the Ocean of the Yoni (yonyārṇava). The clue as to why it is given this name is found in another similar one, that is, the Ocean of the Mothers (mātṛkārṇava). The Mothers are both the metaphysical Principles (tattva), which are the fluctuations of the waves of the ocean of the divine energy (kalā) of the goddess, formed into the triangular Yoni, as well as the sacred sonic energies of the letters. As the Ocean of the Yoni, it is Kula, the aggregate of energies. [...]

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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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[«previous next»] — Matrikarnava in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Mātṛkārṇava (मातृकार्णव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[tantric] Mentioned in Tantrasāra Oxf. 95^b, in Āgamatattvavilāsa.

2) Mātṛkārṇava (मातृकार्णव):—Quoted by Pūrṇānanda in Tārārahasyavṛttikā, Catal. Io. 903.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mātṛkārṇava (मातृकार्णव):—[from mātṛkā > mātṛ] (kārṇ) m.

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Matrikarnava in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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