Nagacurna, Nāgacūrṇa, Naga-curna: 1 definition


Nagacurna 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 Nagachurna.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Nāgacūrṇa (नागचूर्ण) refers to “white clothes”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The teacher in the western house is one who belongs to the sequence of the line (of teachers). [...] He is adorned with a white garland and his limbs are smeared with lead paste [i.e., nāgacūrṇa]. He holds a stick and wears anklets. Being a yogi thus mounted on the proclamation of the Kula (teachings), he wears a hat and cloth and wanders in the sacred sites (of the Eight Mothers) (engaged) in the practice of the Lords of the Heroes. [...]”.

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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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