Purakshobha, Pura-kshobha, Purakṣobha: 1 definition



Purakshobha 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 Purakṣobha can be transliterated into English as Puraksobha or Purakshobha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Purakshobha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Purakṣobha (पुरक्षोभ) refers to the “arousal of the body”.—[...] Vācāsiddhi can also be understood to be, as its name implies, the power to accomplish anything one says. [...] A different explanation is found in the commentary on the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, which says that this accomplishment is the power to attain the eight great yogic powers by speech alone. This accomplishment often appears together with another called the “arousal of the body” (purakṣobha), which is the piercing of the Wheels in the body by Kuṇḍalinī that arouses and purifies the energies of the body. The Arousal of the Body [i.e., purakṣobha] follows after the Accomplishment of Speech [i.e., vācāsiddhi] in several lists of accomplishments acquired by various means.

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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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