Nityashodashikarnavatantra, Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇavatantra, Nityashodashikarnava-tantra: 1 definition



Nityashodashikarnavatantra 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 Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇavatantra can be transliterated into English as Nityasodasikarnavatantra or Nityashodashikarnavatantra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: A history of Indian literature (shaktism)

Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇavatantra (नित्याषोडशिकार्णवतन्त्र) or simply Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava refers to an ancient work of 100.000 ślokas.—The Ānandatantra is of South Indian origin and ascribes itself to the (unrecorded) “Bhagamālinīsaṃhitā” of 100.000 ślokas” from the Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇavatantra “of 320 million ślokas”.

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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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