Mulacakra, Mūlacakra, Mula-cakra: 1 definition



Mulacakra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Mulachakra.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Mūlacakra (मूलचक्र) refers to the “root wheel”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava explains: “[...] (The teacher) should think that (that energy) possesses the great force of a rotating wheel within the root Wheel. [i.e., mūlacakra] O goddess, he should think that it is rotating within the other body. He should imagine that (that energy) is straight and, connected to the soles of the feet, (extends upwards). Having visualized it within the other body, (the teacher) will certainly cause (his disciple) to fall (on the ground in a trance)”.

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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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