Santanabhuvana, Santānabhuvana, Santana-bhuvana: 1 definition


Santanabhuvana 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

Santānabhuvana (सन्तानभुवन) refers to the “the Land of the Tradition” or “the World of the Lineage” according to the Śrīmatottara, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Then the god (i.e., Bhairava) disappears back into his original transcendental abode on the summit of mount Trikūṭa—the triangular mountain with three peaks (trikūṭa) that encloses the Santānabhuvana—the Land of the Tradition. It is located at the upper extremity of the subtle body at the End of the Twelve, which is twelve finger-widths above the head. [...]”

According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā 1.27:—“[The Santānabhuvana is located] on the western side of Mount Meru, in the western region of the earth, east of Mount Gandhamādana—thus the adepts should know”.

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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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