Nanacakra, Nānācakra, Nana-cakra: 1 definition


Nanacakra 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 Nanachakra.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Nānācakra (नानाचक्र) refers to “various wheels ”, according to the Kularatnoddyota (verse 2.4cd-10).—Accordingly, “[The Śrīkula is] accomplished by the Command and, supremely divine, it is adorned with the lineage of the Śrīkrama. [...] It is called the Lineage of the Siddhas and is attended by Yoginīs and Siddhas. (The teaching concerns) many Wheels (nānācakra-samopeta) and it is presided over by the Six Goddesses. It includes the six-fold deposition and its forms are Mudrā and maṇḍala. It includes (the teachings concerning) the group of eight Mothers and the liturgy of the Sacred Seats, the beginningless liturgy called that of the Child, Youth and the Aged. [...]”.

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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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