Pashapanjara, Pāśapañjara, Pasha-panjara: 1 definition
Pashapanjara 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 Pāśapañjara can be transliterated into English as Pasapanjara or Pashapanjara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Pāśapañjara (पाशपञ्जर) refers to the “cage of fetters” (cf. pāpapañjara—cage of sin), according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava explains: “[...] By squeezing where the channels that transport the vital breath (are located), (with) the two thumbs consecrated with mantra, it [i.e., parāśakti—the supreme energy] heats up and (then) burns up the cage of sin [i.e., pāpapañjara—Manuscript G reads pāśapañjara—“the cage of fetters”]. The mind attains the transmental state and (the disciple) falls on the ground unconscious”.
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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