Rupayauvana, Rūpayauvana, Rupa-yauvana: 1 definition
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Rūpayauvana (रूपयौवन) refers to “(a woman ) endowed with beauty and youth”, according to the Guhyasūtra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “[...] If one torments the body with rain, cold and heat, …, devoted to recitation (japarata) and meditation, this is called the Great Observance. A woman skilled in the pleasures of love-making, endowed with beauty and youth (rūpayauvana-śālinī); such a woman one should procure, holding one’s senses back from the objects of the senses, and one should kiss and embrace [her], placing the penis upon her sex while remaining focussed upon recitation and meditation—one performs [thus] the Sword-Blade Observance. If one should succumb to the control of desire, then one certainly falls into hell. [...]”.
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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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.14.35 < [Chapter 14 - The Story of the Jālandharīs]
Verse 6.16.16 < [Chapter 16 - Seeing Śrī Rādhā’s Form]
Verse 6.16.31 < [Chapter 16 - Seeing Śrī Rādhā’s Form]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)