Sambhogadeha, Saṃbhogadeha, Sambhoga-deha: 1 definition


Sambhogadeha 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)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Saṃbhogadeha (संभोगदेह) refers to one having an “body of enjoyment”, and is used to describe the Goddess, according to the Bhairavīstotra in the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Victory! Victory (to you) O goddess (bhagavatī)! (You) who are like the solar orb of the emergence of Supreme Reality! (You who are) the star that is the circle of all the directions illumined by the halo of the light of your own body! O plane of stability! (You whose) body of enjoyment (saṃbhogadeha) is radiant white (svacchā) and unlimited in all (its) limbs! O Mahāgaurī (Great White One)! [...]”

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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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