Niyamika, Niyāmikā: 2 definitions

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Niyamika 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Niyāmikā (नियामिका):—Ninth of the nine padas, or ‘fields of authority or qualification’ representing one of the nine groups of Dūtīs in the Dūtīchakra, according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. The ninth group of Dūtīs is presided over by the Bhairava named Ananta.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Niyāmikā (नियामिका) means to “regulate” (i.e., the cosmic order), according to Tantric texts such as the Kubjikāmata-tantra, the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accoridngly, as the Goddess (i.e., Kubjikā) said to Goddess Raktā, “[...] (You are the goddess who) regulates (the cosmic order) (niyāmikā), abides in tranquillity (nivṛttisthā) and, accompanied by eight sons and daughters, brings about many creations. In the Kṛta Age your consort is Mitrānanda, the great lord of Oḍḍa, who burns well, full of (every good) quality [...]”.

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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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