Prakrititattva, Prakṛtitattva, Prakriti-tattva: 2 definitions



Prakrititattva 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 Prakṛtitattva can be transliterated into English as Prakrtitattva or Prakrititattva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Prakṛtitattva (प्रकृतितत्त्व, “nature, power”):—One of the Thirty-six Tattvas, according to Śaiva doctrine. It is also known as the pradhānatattva. This is the thirteenth or twenty-fourth tattva (when counting in reverse). These primary principles (tattva) represent the different manifestations of Brahman (universal consciousness) which together form the basis of our experiences. The Prakṛti-tattva forms part of the group of twenty-four Aśuddha-tattvas, which together constitue the realm of Aśuddha-māyā.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Nadalila: 36 Tattva

Prakṛti—power or nature, the substance of the universe, matter/energy, secondary materiality inner instruments (antaḥ-karaṇa).

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