Ravibheda, Ravi-bheda: 1 definition


Ravibheda 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)

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

Ravibheda (रविभेद) refers to the “division of the Sun”, 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, “Now I will tell (you) the teaching concerning Gurunātha, merely by knowing which the tradition of the teachers functions. O Śambhu, the teacher is established in the three divisions and has emerged as the three lineages. The three-fold Vidyā, Ātman, and Śiva (manifest) as the division of the Moon, Fire and Sun [e.g., ravibhedacandrāgniravibhedena]. [...]”.

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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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