Nirmatra, Nirmātrā: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nirmātrā (निर्मात्रा) (Cf. Ṣoḍaśānta) refers to “she who is without (phonemic) measure”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Thus she is the one at the ‘end of the sixteen’ [i.e., ṣoḍaśāntā], that is, she is at the end of the sixteen vowels [i.e., ṣoḍaśasvara-antā]. The meaning is that she is the supreme (energy) of Unstruck Sound (anacka) and is without (phonemic) measure (nirmātrā). Here itself she is the living being because (she) fills (the body)”.

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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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