Prabhakali, Prabhākālī: 1 definition



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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: The Canon of the Śaivāgama and the The Kubjikā Tantras

Prabhākālī (प्रभाकाली).—The names of the Twelve Suns which dawn as aspects of the Kālī of Light (Prabhākālī) are said to be the secret of the Kaulikāgama. They are:

  1. the Kālī of Creation (Sṛṣṭikālī),
  2. the Kālī of Persistence (Sthitikālī),
  3. the Kālī of Destruction (Saṃhārakālī),
  4. the Kālī of Passion (Raktakālī),
  5. the Good Kālī (Sukālī),
  6. the Kālī of Control (Yamakālī),
  7. the Kālī of Death (Mṛtyukālī),
  8. the Auspicious Kālī (Bhadrakālī),
  9. the Kālī of the Supreme Sun (Paramārkakālī),
  10. the Kālī of the Great Sun (Mahāmārtaṇḍakālī),
  11. the Terrible Kālī (Rudrakālī),
  12. the Great Kālī (Mahākālī).

Kumārī is worshipped in the centre of the circle of these twelve powers.

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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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