Ratishekhara, Ratiśekhara, Rati-shekhara: 1 definition


Ratishekhara 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 Ratiśekhara can be transliterated into English as Ratisekhara or Ratishekhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Ratiśekhara (रतिशेखर) is the consort of Parāparā, according to Abhinava’s Jayadrathayāmala.—Ascending along the Trident, duality diminishes step by step until one reaches the Transmental, which is the level of oneness free of all differentiation. In accord with the Trika doctrine of ‘triadic oneness’ the Transmental consists of three lotuses. These blooming lotuses are the seats of the three Goddesses of the Trika—Parā in the centre and Aparā and Parāparā to her left and right along with their consorts Bhairavasadbhāva, Navātmabhairava and Ratiśekhara, respectively. [...]

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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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