Samharakarini, Saṃhārakāriṇī, Samhara-karini: 1 definition


Samharakarini 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

Saṃhārakāriṇī (संहारकारिणी) (Cf. Saṃhārakārin) refers to “she who destroys”, 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, [while desribing the Northern Tradition] “Mounted on the seed-syllable of the Three Heads, he wanders through the three worlds. She is the great and venerable Śāmbhavī energy that operates within the energy of consciousness. When angry she destroys (saṃhārakāriṇī), when content she is the means to achieve success. Devoted to the practice of heroes, she is (one with the goddess) Kulālikā in the Western (tradition). Thus, that goddess is passionate and initiated into the Western Transmission”.

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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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