Pradiptabha, Pradīptābhā, Pradipta-abha: 1 definition


Pradiptabha 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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pradīptābhā (प्रदीप्ताभा) refers to “illumination”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] She has eighteen eyes and great arms, above and below. She is illumined by great jewels [i.e., mahāratna-pradīptābhā] and her beautiful light is like heated gold. The mantra on her head is divided into twenty-seven divisions and twenty-seven depositions (nyāsa). The goddess of the gods, she is the mistress of the hosts (of the god’s attendants). She is comfortably seated on a lion throne and shines beautifully, dark blue and red. [...]”.

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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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