Prasuptabhujaga, Prasupta-bhujaga: 1 definition


Prasuptabhujaga 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

Prasuptabhujaga (प्रसुप्तभुजग) refers to a “sleeping serpent”, according to the Commentary on the Śivasūtra.—Accordingly, “That subtle and supreme power is said to be Stillness (nirācāra). Wrapping (itself around) [i.e., veṣṭayitvā] the Point (bindu) (in the centre) of the heart, her form is that of a sleeping serpent [i.e., prasuptabhujaga-ākṛti]”.

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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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