Rekhacatushtayakalpana, Rekhācatuṣṭayakalpana, Rekhacatushtaya-kalpana: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Rekhācatuṣṭayakalpana can be transliterated into English as Rekhacatustayakalpana or Rekhacatushtayakalpana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Rekhachatushtayakalpana.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Rekhācatuṣṭayakalpana (रेखाचतुष्टयकल्पन) or simply Rekhācatuṣṭaya refers to “drawing a square with darbha” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Rekhācatuṣṭayakalpana is mentioned in the Suprabheda-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 11), Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4), Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21), Vīra-āgama (chapter 41), Dīpta-āgama (chapter 33), Cintya-āgama (chapter 10) and the Svāyambhuva-āgama (chapter 17).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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