Ravayat, Rāvayat: 1 definition
Ravayat 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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Rāvayat (रावयत्) [or garjat?] (Cf. Rāvayantī) refers to “one who roars”, 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, “[...] Very fierce, she has fangs and, very terrible, she is frightening. Her gaze severe and fixed, she resides in her own sacred seat and is horrific. She, the mother of Kula, roars with the Great Sound [i.e., rāvayat—mahānādena garjantī rāvayantī]. She is the Kālī of the great Bhairava. Her lips are (red like the) Bimba (fruit) and she is greedy for blood. She chews on human flesh and drinks blood, excrement and urine. [...]”.
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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